HEALTH-VIRUS-RANGPUR (with picture)
76 more test positive for Covid-19 in Rangpur division
RANGPUR, June 19, 2021 (BSS) – Seventy-six more people were diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) positive at two laboratories today in Rangpur division where the infection rate continues rising rapidly in recent weeks.
“The 76 new cases were reported after diagnosing 282 samples at two Covid-19 Laboratories in the division at the infection rate of 26.95 percent today,” Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui said.
“The infection rate continues rising rapidly in all eight districts of Rangpur division deteriorating the overall Covid-19 situation in recent weeks,” said Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui.
Earlier, the daily infection rates were 29.12 percent on Friday, 40.16 percent on Thursday, 31.68 percent on Wednesday, 30.18 percent on Tuesday, 30.77 percent on Monday and 29.02 percent on Sunday last in the division.
Among the 76 new patients diagnosed today, 27 were reported positive after diagnosing 94 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur city.
“The 27 new patients include 15 from Rangpur, five from Kurigram, four from Lalmonirhat, two from Gaibandha and one from Thakurgaon districts,” Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 7:40 pm.
On the other hand, 49 other new infected patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur today.
“The 49 newly infected Covid-19 patients include 41 from Dinajpur, five from Thakurgaon and three from Panchagarh districts,” said Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Syed Nazir Hossain.
Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr. ZA Siddiqui told BSS that the number of Covid-19 patients climbed to 21,707 as 76 new positive cases were reported today from across the division.
“The district-wise break up of total 21,707 patients stands at 5,393 in Rangpur, 885 in Panchagarh, 1,670 in Nilphamari, 1,277 in Lalmonirhat, 1,420 in Kurigram, 2,283 in Thakurgaon, 6,917 in Dinajpur and 1,862 in Gaibandha of the division,” he said.