Rangpur division sees 14 more Covid-19 deaths
Published: 02:57 PM, 4 August 2021
As many as 14 more patients died of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours ending at 8:00 am on Wednesday raising the total number of casualties to 978 in Rangpur division.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases climbed to 46,486 with 557 fresh cases reported on Tuesday in the division.
Focal Person of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui confirmed the information.
The 14 new casualties were reported from Rangpur, Nilphamari, Kurigram, Thakurgaon and Dinajpur districts in the division.
Among the total 978 fatalities, 216 deaths occurred in Rangpur, 61 in Panchagarh, 71 in Nilphamari, 56 each in Lalmonirhat and Kurigram, 189 in Thakurgaon, 279 in Dinajpur and 50 in Gaibandha districts of the division.
“The average casualty rate currently stands at 2.10 percent in the division,” Dr Siddiqui said.
A total of 557 positive cases were detected after testing 1,737 samples at Rangpur division with a positivity rate of 32.07 percent on Tuesday.
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 28.65 percent on Monday, 29.75 percent on Sunday, 30.31 percent on Saturday, 26.36 percent on Friday and 26.87 percent on Thursday last in the division.
Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said a total of 2,22,282 samples were tested till Tuesday, and of them, 46,486 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 20.91 percent in the division.
Meanwhile, the recovery count rose to 35,972 in the division, after 349 more patients were discharged from the hospitals on Tuesday.
Among the 46,486 infected patients, 582 are undergoing treatments at isolation units, including 24 critical patients at ICU beds and 11 at High Dependency Unit beds, while 9,361 patients remain in home isolation.