Some 137 patients died from May 30 to June 30, the highest number of deaths in a month
Ten more Covid-19 patients died while the infection rate reached 40.79% in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning in Rangpur division.
Health officials said the deaths were reported from Lalmonirhat, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur and Gaibandha raising the number of casualties to 529 in the division, where the fatality rate remains above the 2% mark in recent weeks.
“Some 137 patients died from May 30 to June 30, the highest number of deaths in a month since the outbreak of the pandemic in the division,” Focal Person of the Covid-19 and Assistant Director (Health) for Rangpur division Dr ZA Siddiqui said.
The district-wise breakup of the 529 fatalities stands at 114 in Rangpur, 189 in Dinajpur, 87 in Thakurgaon, 38 in Nilphamari, 27 in Kurigram, 22 in Panchagarh, 25 in Gaibandha and 27 in Lalmonirhat districts.
Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 cases speedily climbed to 26,445 as 465 more patients were reported after testing 1,140 samples.
The district-wise break up of total 26,445 patients now stands at 6,030 in Rangpur, 1,071 in Panchagarh, 1,886 in Nilphamari, 1,502 in Lalmonirhat, 1,811 in Kurigram, 3,384 in Thakurgaon, 8,619 in Dinajpur and 2,142 in Gaibandha.
Since the beginning, a total of 156,078 collected samples were tested till Wednesday, and of them, 26,445 were found Covid-19 positive with an average positivity rate of 16.94%.
Acting divisional director (health) Dr Abu Md Zakirul Islam said the number of healed Covid-19 patients reached 20,138 with recovery of 272 more on Wednesday at the average recovery rate of 76.15% in the division.
Among the 26,445 infected patients, 367 are undergoing treatment at isolation units, including 24 critical patients at ICU and 11 at High Dependency Unit, after recovery of 20,138 patients and 529 deaths while 5,699 are remaining in home isolation.
Meanwhile, the number of citizens who got the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine rose to 602,052 and among them, 3,88,770 got the second dose of the jab till Wednesday in the division.
Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of Rangpur Medical College Professor Dr AKM Nurunnobi Lyzu urged all to strictly abide by the health directives amid the hastily rising infection rate in the division.