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28 July, 2021 10:18:36 PM
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35.40pc Covid-19 positivity recorded in Rangpur division

BSS, Rangpur
35.40pc Covid-19 positivity recorded in Rangpur division

Rangpur division recorded 35.40 percent Covid-19 positivity rate as 120 fresh cases were reported after testing 339 newly collected samples at the two Covid-19 laboratories today.  

 “The Covid-19 positivity rate continues showing a rising trend in recent weeks in the division,” Focal Person of Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui told BSS.
 
Earlier, the daily positivity rates were 28.02 percent on Tuesday, 26.92 percent on Monday, 27.36 percent on Sunday, 27.38 percent on Saturday, 25.27 percent on Friday and 38.40 percent on Thursday last in the division.  
 
Among the 120 new patients, 79 were reported positive after diagnosing 151 newly collected samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur city at the daily positivity rate of 52.32 percent today.
 
“The 79 new patients include 39 from Rangpur, 18 from Kurigram, nine from Lalmonirhat and 13 from Gaibandha districts,” Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu told BSS at 7:25 pm.
 
On the other hand, 41 new patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur at the daily positivity rate of 21.81 percent today.
 
“The 41 new Covid-19 infected patients include 24 from Dinajpur, eight each from Thakurgaon and Panchagarh and one from Nilphamari districts,” said Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Syed Nazir Hossain.
 
Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Md Motaharul Islam said the number of Covid-19 patients climbed to 42,358 as 120 new positive cases were reported today from across the division.
 
“The district-wise break up of 42,358 patients stands at 9,318 in Rangpur, 2,519 in Panchagarh, 3,369 in Nilphamari, 2,150 in Lalmonirhat, 3,276 in Kurigram, 5,824 in Thakurgaon, 12,290 in Dinajpur and 3,619 in Gaibandha of the division,” he said. 6666

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