Record 55 more positive tests for coronavirus in Rangpur

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RANGPUR, May 27, 2020 (BSS) – Fifty-five more people were tested
positive for coronavirus today at the two COVID-19 Laboratories in
Rangpur and Dinajpur of Rangpur division.

Health officials said the new 55 infected patients of five northern
districts were reported today after diagnosing 376 samples at the two
laboratories.

Of them, 20 new infected patients of Rangpur, Kurigram and
Lalmonirhat districts were reported today after diagnosing 188 samples
at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in
Rangpur city.

“They include 12 members of RAB-13 and three of different areas in
Rangpur, four of Gaibandha one of Lalmonirhat” Chief of Divisional
Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC
Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnabi Lyzu said.

At the same time, 35 new infected patients of Dinajpur and
Thakurgaon were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the COVID-19
Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur today.

“The 35 new cases include 31 of five upazilas in Dinajpur and four
of two upazilas in Thakurgaon districts,” Principal of MARMC Professor
Dr. Shibesh Sarker told BSS tonight.

Focal Person of COVID-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur
division Dr. ZA Siddiqui said the total number of COVID-19 patients
rose to 903 as 55 new patients were reported from five districts of
Rangpur division today.

“The district-wise break up of the COVID-19 patients stands at 375
in Rangpur, 55 in Panchagarh, 96 in Nilphamari, 34 in Lalmonirhat, 60
in Kurigram, 67 in Thakurgaon, 179 in Dinajpur and 37 Gaibandha in the
division.