The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) crossed the 7,300 mark this morning in Rangpur division following continuous rise in the daily number of infections in recent weeks in the division.
“The patients’ number jumped to 7,349 with 152 more infections reported after testing 470 samples on Saturday at two COVID-19 Laboratories in the division,” assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui said.
A total of 43,854 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested till Saturday night since the beginning, and of them, 7,349 were found COVID-19 positive with an infection rate of 16.75 per cent.
“”The district-wise break up of 7,349 patients now stands at 1,861 in Rangpur, 389 in Panchagarh, 707 in Nilphamari, 477 in Lalmonirhat, 585 in Kurigram, 504 in Thakurgaon, 2,095 in Dinajpur and 731 in Gaibandha districts,” Siddiqui said.
Along with rise in the number of daily infections, the figure of healed COVID-19 patients also continues increasing every day and rose to 5,206 with the recovery of 95 more infected people on Saturday in the division.