COVID-19 cases top 2,300 in Rangpur division

COVID-19 cases top 2,300 in Rangpur division
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The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases crossed 2,300 as 53 new cases were detected during the last 24 hours till 8:00am Monday in Rangpur division, reports BSS.

“The total number of COVID-19 patients now stands at 2,301 in all eight districts of Rangpur division,” focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui told BSS.

“The number of patients stands at 783 in Rangpur, 126 in Panchagarh, 298 in Nilphamari, 76 in Lalmonirhat, 120 in Kurigram, 180 in Thakurgaon, 507 in Dinajpur and 211 in Gaibandha,” Siddiqui said.

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Meanwhile, the total number of recovered of COVID-19 patients rose to 1,105 with discharging of 46 more people after their recovery from the hospitals dedicated for COVID-19 patients in Rangpur division on Sunday.

“The percentage of recovery among all 1,309 coronavirus infected patients stands at 48.02 now in the division,” Siddiqui said.

The 1,105 recovered COVID-19 patients include 401 of Rangpur, 66 of Panchagarh, 152 of Nilphamari, 48 of Lalmonirhat, 71 of Kurigram, 94 of Thakurgaon, 232 of Dinajpur and 41 of Gaibandha.

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Meanwhile, divisional director (health) Amin Ahmed Khan said a total of 23,930 collected samples of Rangpur division were so far tested, and of them, the 2,301 found coronavirus positive.

The total number of fatalities stands at 39 in the division with 13 in Rangpur, eight in Dinajpur, six each in Nilphamari and Gaibandha, three in Panchagarh, two in Thakurgaon and one in Lalmonirhat.

Among the total 2,301 coronavirus infected patients, 150 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals after release of 1,105 recovered patients and 39 deaths while 1,007 are remaining in isolation at home in the division.

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“We have a capacity of 2,552 beds at 25 quarantine and isolation centres and 13 beds with 13 ventilators at two intensive care units of two government hospitals to provide treatments to the COVID-19 patients and face the situation in the division,” he said.

Since the beginning, a total of 46,058 people were put in quarantines, and of them, 40,037 released and 6,021 are currently remaining home or in institutional quarantines in Rangpur division.

During the last 24 hours, 319 people were put in quarantine at home or institutions and 320 others released from all eight districts in the division.

“Currently, the government hospitals, health complexes and other health services providing facilities have 1,123 physicians, 1,757 nurses and 5,907 other staff to face the COVID-19 situation in Rangpur division,” Khan added.

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