BSS-16 9 die, 228 more test positive for COVID-19 in Ctg

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9 die, 228 more test positive for COVID-19 in Ctg

CHATTOGRAM, April 11, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 228 people were tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours after testing 1847 samples at seven COVID-19 laboratories in the district. The infection rate is 12.21 percent.

Among the newly detected patients, 204 are from Chattogram city and 24 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

Meanwhile, a total of nine patients died in the last 24 hours only in Chattogram district. This is the highest death in a single day in the district since the onset of the corona pandemic in the country.

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Chattogram reached 423, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.

Among the reported fatalities, 309 were the residents of the port city and the rest 114 were from different upazilas of the district.

Health officials said the number of COVID-19 cases speedily rose to 44,318 in the district where the infection and casualty rate continues rising hurriedly again in recent weeks.

“The infection rate is showing a quickly rising trend again and recovery rate declining continuously in the district in recent weeks,” Focal Person of COVID-19 and Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.

The health expert of Chattogram urged city dwellers again and again to strictly follow health rules and use masks due to continuous increasing corona infections here.

Civil surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi told BSS that among the total 44,319 coronavirus infected persons, 35,531 are the residents of the port city and the rest 8788 are residents of different upazilas of the district.

“The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 34,763 in the Chattogram district with the recovery of 63 more patients on Thursday,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that the percentage of recovery rate stands at 78.45.

A total of 1329 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, the health official mentioned.

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