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14 more reported COVID-19 positive in Rangpur division

Fourteen more people were reported

coronavirus (COVID-19) positive today in Rangpur division where the daily

infection rates continues showing a rising trend again during the past five

consecutive days.

Health officials said the 14 new cases were reported after diagnosing 180

samples at the two COVID-19 laboratories in the division at the daily

infection rate of 7.78 percent today.

Earlier, the daily infection rate remained below the five percent mark

almost during the last one month and below the 10 percent mark during the

last more than two and a half months in the division.

Among the 14 new patients diagnosed today, nine were reported positive

after diagnosing 86 samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical

College (RpMC) in Rangpur city.

“The nine new patients include three each from Rangpur and Gaibandha, one

each from Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Thakurgaon,” Chief of Divisional

Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor

Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu said.

On the other hand, five new patients were reported after diagnosing 94

samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC)

in Dinajpur today.

“All of the five new COVID-19 patients are hailing from Dinajpur

district,” Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Syed Nazir Hossain told BSS after

completing the testing process tonight.

Talking to BSS, Focal Person of COVID-19 and Assistant Director (Health)

for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui said the number of COVID-19 patients

rose to 15,900 as 14 new positive cases were reported today from across the


The district-wise break up of total 15,900 patients stands at 4,065 in

Rangpur, 795 in Panchagarh, 1,340 in Nilphamari, 968 in Lalmonirhat, 1,023 in

Kurigram, 1,514 in Thakurgaon, 4,725 in Dinajpur and 1,470 in Gaibandha,” Dr

Siddiqui added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)