CHATTOGRAM, April 12, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 541 people have been tested positive from coronavirus after testing 2603 samples in the last 24 hours at seven COVID-19 laboratories in the district. The infection rate is 20.78 percent.
This is the highest infection in the district during the last one year in which 452 are from Chattogram city and 89 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.
Meanwhile, a total of seven patients died in the last 24 hours in the district. This is the 2nd 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 430, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.
Among the reported fatalities, 315 were the residents of the port city and the rest 115 were from different upazilas of the district.
Health officials said the number of COVID-19 cases speedily rose to 44,860 in Chattogram district where the infection and causality rate continues rising hurriedly again in recent weeks.
“The infection rate is showing a quickly rising trend again and recovery rate declining continually in the district in recent weeks,” Focal Person of COVID-19 and Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.
Health experts 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 44,860 coronavirus infected persons, 35,983 are the residents of the port city and the rest 8877 are residents of different upazilas of the district.
“The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 34,830 in the Chattogram district with the recovery of 67 more patients on Thursday,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that the percentage of recovery rate stands at 77.64.
A total of 1344 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, the health official mentioned.