The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases crossed the 5,300 mark on Friday in Rangpur division where a limited scale community transmission of the lethal virus continues in recent weeks.
Health officials said the total number of infected patients climbed to 5,338 as 107 new people were reported positive after testing 376 collected samples at two COVID-19 Laboratories in Rangpur and Dinajpur on Thursday in the division.
The district-wise break up of the patients stands at 1,566 in Rangpur, 246 in Panchagarh, 605 in Nilphamari, 305 in Lalmonirhat, 389 in Kurigram, 306 in Thakurgaon, 1,337 in Dinajpur and 584 Gaibandha of the division.
Talking to BSS, focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui said 365 people were put in quarantine at home or institutions and 378 others released in the division in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am Friday.
Since the begging of COVID-19 outbreak, a total of 57,859 people of the division were put in home or institutional quarantines, and of them, 51,854 released and 6,005 are currently remaining in quarantines.