Amid the strict restrictions imposed to break the chain of infection in the district, some 100 more people have tested positive for Covid in 24 hours. Two more persons have also died of Covid, health officials said Friday.
A 75-year-old man succumbed to coronavirus at a hospital in Pirganj, a 45-year-old woman died at a medical facility in Ranishankail, according to officials.
On the other hand, 101 new cases were detected after testing 209 samples on Thursday, raising the district’s positivity rate to 48.32%, according to the district’s health division.
Of them, 57 people are fom Sadar upazila, 11 from RaniShankail, 12 from Baliadangi, 14 from Pirganj and seven are from Haripur, said Civil Surgeon Dr Mahfuzar Rahman Sarkar.
With the new numbers, the district’s Covid caseload reached 2,821 and the death toll 65, said the Civil Surgeon.
Some 1,712 people have so far recovered from Covid in the district.
Md Mahbubur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of the district, said, "As some people are reluctant to follow the restrictions, mobile courts conducted across Thakurgaon have collected a fine of Tk 15,500 from 33 violators."