One more Covid-19 infected patient died on
Monday in the division where the pandemic situation continues to deteriorate
in recent weeks.
Health officials said the new casualty reported after a couple of days
from the division where the number of Covid-19 positive cases is still
increasing amid a community spread of the lethal virus.
“With the report of one more death from Panchagarh, the number of
casualties reached 1,261 in the division,” Divisional Director (Health) Dr.
Abu Md. Zakirul Islam Lenin told BSS today.
The district-wise breakup of the 1,261 fatalities stands at 295 in
Rangpur, 82 in Panchagarh, 90 in Nilphamari, 70 in Lalmonirhat, 69 in
Kurigram, 256 in Thakurgaon, 336 in Dinajpur and 63 in Gaibandha of the
The average casualty rate stands at 2.03 percent in the division.
Meanwhile, 269 fresh Covid-19 cases were diagnosed after testing 814
samples at the 33.05 percent positivity rate on Monday in the division.
Earlier, the daily Covid-19 positivity rates were 31.73 percent on Sunday,
36.90 percent on Saturday, 26.10 percent on Friday, 38.80 percent on Thursday
and 38.98 percent on Wednesday last in the division.
“With the diagnosis of 269 fresh Covid-19 cases, the total number of
infected patients has reached 62,056 in the division,” Dr. Islam said.
The district-wise break up of total 62,056 patients include 14,397 in
Rangpur, 4,255 in Panchagarh, 5,209 in Nilphamari, 3,117 in Lalmonirhat,
4,887 in Kurigram, 8,436 in Thakurgaon, 16,417 in Dinajpur and 5,338 in
Gaibandha in the division.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a total of 3,26,168 collected samples
were tested till Monday, and of them, 62,056 were found Covid-19 positive
with an average positivity rate of 19.03 percent.
At the same time, the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 56,142 in
Rangpur division with the recovery of 261 more patients on Monday.
The average recovery rate currently stands at 90.47 percent.
“Earlier, the average recovery rate of Covid-19 patients reached 97.12
percent on January 14 last and the same sharply dropped by 6.65 percent in
only 24 days to 90.47 percent on Monday,” Dr. Islam said.
Among the total 62,056 patients, 128 are under treatments at isolation
units, including 17 critical patients at ICU beds and eight at High
Dependency Unit beds, after recovery of 56,142 patients and 1,261 deaths
while 4,525 are remaining in home isolation.
“Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19
vaccine rose to 1,08,65,352 and among them, 66,63,965 got the second dose and
2,09,164 got the booster dose till Monday in the division,” Dr Islam added.
Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. Bimal Chandra Roy said
the number of Covid-19 cases is still increasing amid its community spread.
“All people should abide by the health directives to prevent further
community spread of the lethal virus,” he said.