BSS-41 50 more positive tests for coronavirus in Rangpur division

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HEALTH-VIRUS-RANGPUR (with picture)

50 more positive tests for coronavirus in Rangpur division

RANGPUR, June 21, 2020 (BSS) – Fifty 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 50 infected cases of six northern
districts in the division were reported after diagnosing 376 samples
at the two laboratories.

Of them, 27 new patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples
at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in
Rangpur city.

“The new 27 patients include 18 of Rangpur, three of Gaibandha, five
of Lalmonirhat and one of Kurigram districts,” Chief of Divisional
Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC
Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnabi Lyzu said.

On the other hand, 23 more new patients were reported after
diagnosing 188 samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim
Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur today.

“The 23 new COVID-19 patients include 14 of Dinajpur, two of
Nilphamari, one of Panchagarh and six of Thakurgaon districts,”
Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Shibesh Sarker told BSS after
completing the testing process at 7:55 pm.

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 2,298 as 50 new cases were reported from across the division
today.

“The district-wise break up of the 2,247 patients stands at 765 in
Rangpur, 125 in Panchagarh, 295 in Nilphamari, 71 in Lalmonirhat, 119
in Kurigram, 174 in Thakurgaon, 492 in Dinajpur and 206 in Gaibandha
districts of the division,” Dr. Siddiqui added.

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