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Covid-19 cases on rise in Rangpur


By BSS
Published : 13 Jan 2022 09:22 PM

The number of new Covid-19 patients is rising again in Rangpur division where 18 fresh Covid-19 cases were diagnosed on Wednesday.

Health officials said the 18 new patients were reported after testing 166 samples at 10.84 percent positivity rate in the division where the daily positivity rate is also rising again.

Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 5.31 percent on Tuesday, 5.42 percent on Monday, 13.50 percent on Sunday, 13.58 percent on Saturday, 3.66 percent on Friday and 5.26 percent on Thursday last in the division. "Currently, the total number of Covid-19 cases stands at 55,875 in the division," Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Abu Md. Zakirul Islam told BSS. The district-wise break up of total 55,875 patients include 12,612 of Rangpur, 3,838 Panchagarh, 4,469 of Nilphamari, 2,771 of Lalmonirhat, 4,653 of Kurigram, 7,708 of Thakurgaon, 14,939 of Dinajpur and 4,885 of Gaibandha in the division.

Meanwhile, no Covid-19 related casualty was reported during the last 96 hours ending at 8 am today in the division where the total number of casualties remains steady at 1,252.

The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.24 percent in the division.

The district-wise break up of the 1,252 fatalities stands at 293 in Rangpur, 81 in Panchagarh, 89 in Nilphamari, 69 each in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram, 256 in Thakurgaon, 332 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the division.