The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has reached the 2,591 mark in all eight districts of Rangpur division where a limited scale community transmission of the deadly virus continues at places, BSS reports.
“The total number of COVID-19 patients stands at 2,591 as 50 new patients were reported positive on Thursday in Rangpur division,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (Health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS on Sunday.
Talking to BSS, divisional director (Health) Amin Ahmed Khan said the number of recovered of COVID-19 patients rose to 1,436 with recovery of 56 more people at their homes or dedicated corona isolation hospitals in Rangpur division on Saturday.
“The percentage of recovery among all 2,591 coronavirus infected patients stands at 55.42 in the division,” he said.
The 1,436 recovered COVID-19 patients include 488 of Rangpur, 81 of Panchagarh, 234 of Nilphamari, 52 of Lalmonirhat, 77 of Kurigram, 117 of Thakurgaon, 306 of Dinajpur and 81 of Gaibandha districts.
“So far, a total of 26,152 collected samples of Rangpur division were tested, and of them, the 2,591 found coronavirus positive with the percentage of 9.90 in the division.