COVID-19 cases in Rangpur division climb to 6,068

Map of Rangpur
Map of Rangpur

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases climbed to 6,068 in Rangpur division as 130 new patients were reported on Wednesday from two COVID-19 Laboratories at Rangpur and Dinajpur in the division.

Health officials said the 130 new patients were reported after diagnosing a total of 470 collected samples of suspected coronavirus patents from all eight districts of Rangpur division.

“With the report of 130 new patients, the total number of COVID-19 cases jumped to 6,068 in Rangpur division today,” Focal Person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS.

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The district-wise break up of the total 6,068 patients currently stands at 1,670 in Rangpur, 312 in Panchagarh, 647 in Nilphamari, 374 in Lalmonirhat, 470 in Kurigram, 365 in Thakurgaon, 1,591 in Dinajpur and 639 Gaibandha of the division.

“Meanwhile, the number of recovered patients rose to 4,037 with the healing of 71 more people on Wednesday at the recovery rate of around 66.52 per cent in the division,” Siddique said.

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The 4,037 recovered COVID-19 patients include 1,280 of Rangpur, 159 of Panchagarh, 575 of Nilphamari, 224 of Lalmonirhat, 246 of Kurigram, 243 of Thakurgaon, 980 of Dinajpur and 330 of Gaibandha districts.

Since the beginning, a total of 60,151 people of the division were put in quarantines, and of them, 54,385 released and 5,766 are currently remaining in home or institutional quarantines in all eight districts of the division.

Two more deaths were reported on Monday from Gaibandha and Dinajpur raising the total number of fatalities to 107 with the casualty rate of around 1.76 per cent in the division.