Some 118 fresh Covid-19 cases were diagnosed after testing 376 samples at two Covid-19 laboratories at 31.38 percent positivity rate in Rangpur division on Friday.
Health officials said the pandemic situation is hastily deteriorating in the division as the number of Covid-19 cases continues rising everyday during the last more than two weeks.
Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 46.45 percent on Thursday, 45 percent on Wednesday, 39.72 percent on Tuesday, 35.80 percent on Monday, 43.57 percent on Sunday and 36.59 percent on Saturday last in the division.
Among the 118 new patients, 45 were reported positive after testing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) at the 23.94 percent positivity rate on Friday.
"The 45 new patients include 27 from Rangpur, 12 from Gaibandha, four from Lalmonirhat and two from Nilphamari districts," said Principal of RpMC Professor Dr Bimal Chandra Roy.
On the other hand, 73 new patients were reported positive after testing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur at the 37.23 percent positivity rate on Fridy.