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POST TIME: 23 May, 2020 11:11:11 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 23 May, 2020 11:17:51 PM
29 more positive tests for coronavirus in Rangpur division
Independent Online/BSS

29 more positive tests for coronavirus in Rangpur division

Twenty-nine 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 29 infected patients were reported after diagnosing 376 samples at the two laboratories in Rangpur division today.

Of them, 10 patients of Gaibandha, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram were reported positive after testing 188 samples at the COVID-19 Laboratory at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur today.

“They include four of Gaibandha, three of Rangpur, a Nurse of Lalmonirhat, two of Kurigram districts,” Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnabi Lyzu told BSS tonight.

Meanwhile, 19 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 19 new cases included 10 of three upazilas in Thakurgaon, five of three upazilas in Panchagarh, three of two upazilas in Nilphamari districts,” Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Shibesh Sarker told BSS tonight.

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 760 as 29 new patients were reported in Rangpur division today.

“The district-wise break up of the COVID-19 patients now stands at 340 in Rangpur, 37 in Panchagarh, 78 in Nilphamari, 30 in Lalmonirhat, 60 in Kurigram, 61 in Thakurgaon, 121 in Dinajpur and 33 Gaibandha districts in the division,” Dr. Siddiqui added.

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