Medical &Health

Coronavirus: 15,886 infected, 15,485 cured in Rangpur division

A total of 15,886 people have so far been

infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19), and of them, 15,485 cured in all

eight districts of the division.

Health officials said the daily infection rate continues marking a little

rising trend in recent days amid an increasing recovery rate in the division

where citizens are rushing daily to the vaccination centres to take the

COVID-19 vaccines.

“The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 15,886 as 12 more patients were

reported after testing 212 samples at 5.66 percent infection rate on

Tuesday,” Focal Person of COVID-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for

Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui told BSS.

Since the beginning, a total of 1,09,426 collected samples of Rangpur

division were tested till Tuesday night, and of them, 15,886 people were

found COVID-19 positive with an average infection rate of 14.52 percent.

“The district-wise break up of total 15,886 patients stands at 4,062 in

Rangpur, 795 in Panchagarh, 1,340 in Nilphamari, 967 in Lalmonirhat, 1,022 in

Kurigram, 1,513 in Thakurgaon, 4,720 in Dinajpur and 1,467 in Gaibandha,” Dr.

Siddiqui added.

“The 15,485 recovered patients include 3,967 of Rangpur, 771 of

Panchagarh, 1,302 of Nilphamari, 953 of Lalmonirhat, 980 of Kurigram, 1,473

of Thakurgaon, 4,601 of Dinajpur and 1,438 of Gaibandha districts in the

division,” he continued.

Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Md. Ahad Ali said the

number of fatalities remained steady at 309 with no more death reported from

anywhere on Tuesday in the division.

The district-wise break-up of the 309 fatalities stands at 72 in Rangpur,

111 in Dinajpur, 34 in Thakurgaon, 29 in Nilphamari, 15 in Kurigram, 20 in

Panchagarh, 17 in Gaibandha and 11 in Lalmonirhat districts of the division,”

he said.

“The average casualty rate currently stands at 1.95 percent in the

division,” Dr. Md. Ahad said.

Among the total 15,886 COVID-19 infected patients, four are undergoing

treatments at isolation units after recovery of 15,485 patients and 309

deaths while 88 remaining in home isolation across the division.

Since the beginning, a total of 95,795 people of the division were put in

institutional isolation or home quarantines, and of them, 93,288 released

till Wednesday morning.

Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and

Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu urged

citizens to abide by the health directives even after taking the COVID-19

vaccines.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)