COVID-19 cases in Rangpur division cross 5,800

Map of Rangpur
Map of Rangpur

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) crossed the 5,800 mark on Tuesday due to continuous rise in the daily number of the lethal virus infections in recent weeks in Rangpur division, BSS reports.

“The number of patients rose to 5,801 with 112 new infected people were reported after testing samples on Monday at two COVOD-19 Laboratories in the division,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS on Tuesday.

The district-wise break up of the total 5,801 patients currently stands at 1,638 in Rangpur, 284 in Panchagarh, 631 in Nilphamari, 356 in Lalmonirhat, 444 in Kurigram, 349 in Thakurgaon, 1,481 in Dinajpur and 618 Gaibandha of the division.

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Despite continuous rise in the daily number of COVID-19 infections in recent weeks, the number of recovered patients also increased to 3,875 with the healing of 85 more people on Monday in the division.

“Currently, the recovery rate among the total 5,801 COVID-19 infected patients stands at around 66.80 per cent in Rangpur division,” Siddiqui said.

The 3,875 recovered COVID-19 patients include 1,217 of Rangpur, 159 of Panchagarh, 572 of Nilphamari, 214 of Lalmonirhat, 229 of Kurigram, 237 of Thakurgaon, 917 of Dinajpur and 330 of Gaibandha districts.

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“With two more deaths reported from Panchagarh and Dinajpur on Monday, the total number of fatalities rose to 105 in all eight districts of the division,” he said.

Among the 103 deceased people, 30 died in Rangpur, 34 in Dinajpur, 12 in Gaibandha, nine in Nilphamari, six each in Kurigram and Thakurgaon, five in Panchagarh and three in Lalmonirhat districts of the division.