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Rangpur records highest 21 COVID-19 cases in two months

Twenty-one more coronavirus (COVID-19)

cases, the highest number in the last two months, were reported today after

diagnosing 242 samples at the daily infection rate of 8.68 percent in Rangpur


Health officials said the daily infection rate continues showing a

rising trend in Rangpur division during the last more than one week period.

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

during the last more than one month and below the 10 percent mark during the

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

Among the 21 new patients diagnosed today, nine were reported positive

after diagnosing only 54 samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur

Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur city.

“The nine new patients include seven from Rangpur and one each from

Gaibandha and Kurigram districts,” Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service

and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi

Lyzu said.

On the other hand, 12 new patients were reported after diagnosing 188

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

in Dinajpur today.

“The 12 new patients include six from Dinajpur, five from Nilphamari and

one from Thakurgaon districts,” 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 15,999 as 21 new positive cases were reported today from across the


The district-wise break up of total 15,999 patients stands at 4,093 in

Rangpur, 796 in Panchagarh, 1,368 in Nilphamari, 968 in Lalmonirhat, 1,027 in

Kurigram, 1,519 in Thakurgaon, 4,753 in Dinajpur and 1,475 in Gaibandha in

the division.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)