COVID-19 cases in Rangpur division reach 11,023

Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospital, Rangpur.
Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospital, Rangpur. BSS
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The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reached 11,023 in Rangpur division as 93 new patients were reported after testing 796 samples on Tuesday at two COVID-19 Laboratories in Rangpur and Dhaka, BSS reports.

“The daily infection rate among the 796 tested samples of the division stood at 11.68 percent on Tuesday,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS on Wednesday.

The daily COVID-19 infection continues declining in the division in recent weeks where a limited scale community transmission of the virus still continues at places.

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“The district-wise break up of the 11,023 patients stands at 2,596 in Rangpur, 540 in Panchagarh, 974 in Nilphamari, 782 in Lalmonirhat, 841 in Kurigram, 1,009 in Thakurgaon, 3,209 in Dinajpur and 1,072 in Gaibandha districts,” Siddiqui said.

Since the beginning, a total of 61,061 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested till Tuesday night, and of them, 11,023 were found COVID-19 positive with an average infection rate of 18.05 percent in the division.

“Meanwhile, the number of recovered COVID-19 patients continues increasing in recent weeks and sharply rose to 9,271 with the healing of 83 more people on Tuesday. The recovery rate currently stands at 84.12 percent in the division,” he said.

The 9,271 recovered patients include 2,152 of Rangpur, 883 of Panchagarh, 896 of Nilphamari, 592 of Lalmonirhat, 751 of Kurigram, 632 of Thakurgaon, 2,951 of Dinajpur and 814 of Gaibandha districts.

The district-wise break up of the 196 fatalities stands at 41 in Rangpur, 63 in Dinajpur, 14 in Gaibandha, 19 in Nilphamari, 13 in Kurigram, 21 in Thakurgaon, 10 in Panchagarh and nine in Lalmonirhat districts.

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