COVID-19 cases reach 2,496 in Rangpur division

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The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has reached 2,496 in eight districts of Rangpur division where a limited scale community transmission of the lethal virus continues at some places, BSS reports.

“The total number of COVID-19 patients stood at 2,496 as 55 new cases were reported on Thursday in Rangpur division,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS today.

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Divisional director (Health) Amin Ahmed Khan said the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients rose to 1,350 with recovery of 64 more people at their homes or dedicated corona isolation hospitals in Rangpur division on Thursday.

“The percentage of recovery among all 2,496 coronavirus infected patients is 54.08 in the division,” he said.

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The 1,350 recovered COVID-19 patients include 478 of Rangpur, 81 of Panchagarh, 208 of Nilphamari, 51 of Lalmonirhat, 72 of Kurigram, 102 of Thakurgaon, 287 of Dinajpur and 71 of Gaibandha districts. “So far, a total of 25,400 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested, and of them, the 2,496 found coronavirus positive with the percentage of 9.82 in the division,” he said.

With the three more deaths reported from Rangpur and Kurigram on Thursday, the total number of fatalities stood at 46 in the division.

Among the total 2,496 coronavirus infected patients, 126 are undergoing treatments at isolation units of different hospitals as 1,350 patients recovered and 46 deaths were reported while 974 others remaining in isolation at homes in the division.

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