Four die of Covid-19, 742 more infected in Ctg
CHATTOGRAM, July 31, 2021 (BSS) - A total of 742 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district in the last 24 hours, climbing the number of infections to 81,959.
Meanwhile, a total of four more people died at Covid-19 in the district in the last 24-hour till 8 am today, taking the death toll to 962.
The number of corona cases in Chattogram district is on the rise rapidly. New records are being rebuilt every day. The infection rate is 34.77 percent.
Health officials said the number of COVID-19 cases speedily raised to 81,959 as 742 more persons were reported Covid-19 positive after testing 2134 samples on Friday in the district.
"The infection rate is showing a quick enhancing trend again and recovery rate is also gradually reducing continuously in the district in recent weeks," Focal Person of COVID-19 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.
Among the newly detected patients, 649 are from Chattogram city and 93 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.
Among the reported fatalities, 577 were the residents of the port city and the rest 382 were from different upazilas of the district, he said.
Civil surgeon told BSS that among the total infected persons, 61,556 are the residents of the port city and the rest 20,403 are residents of different upazilas of the district.
"The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 55,824 in the Chattogram district with the recovery of 187 more patients on Friday," Dr Rabbi said, adding that the percentage of recovery rate stands at 69.31.
A total of 3812 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, the health official mentioned.