“The new 39 patients include 26 of Rangpur, six of Kurigram, four of Lalmonirhat and three of Gaibandha districts,” Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force chief and RpMC principal professor AKM Nurunnabi Lyzu said.
Besides, 42 more new patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur.
“The 42 new COVID-19 patients include 26 of Dinajpur, two each of Panchagarh, Nilphamari and Thakurgaon districts,” MARMC principal professor Shibesh Sarker told BSS after completing the testing process at 7:25pm.
Focal person of COVID-19 and assistant director (health) for Rangpur division ZA Siddiqui said the total number of COVID-19 patients rose to 3,693 as 81 new cases were reported from across the division today.
“The district-wise break up of the patients stands at 1,162 in Rangpur, 162 in Panchagarh, 425 in Nilphamari, 186 in Lalmonirhat, 241 in Kurigram, 239 in Thakurgaon, 844 in Dinajpur and 434 Gaibandha districts in the division,” Siddiqui added.