04 Aug 2021, 18:43

Covid-19 death cases cross 1000-mark in Ctg

CHATTOGRAM, August 4, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 16 people died due to Covid-19 in the in the district during the last 24 hours, climbing the death toll to 1,010 since the pandemic began.

Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus detection and deaths is increasing day by day in Chattogram city and district.

Health experts said the situation is not being handled properly due to heavy pressure of corona patients as the rate of infection in the rural areas is increasing very fast.

“Wailing for beds and ICU beds in the hospitals gradually rises. There are no empty beds in the hospitals,” they said, adding that the picture is the same in almost all public and private hospitals.

Moreover, a total of 1,285 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district during the last 24 hours while the infection rate is 34.92 percent.  

The Civil Surgeon Office said the total number of Covid-19 cases now reached 86,429 as 1,285 more people were reported positive after testing 3,679 samples on Tuesday 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,” Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, focal person of Covid-19 and civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.

Health officials of Chattogram urged city dwellers again and again to strictly follow the health rules and use masks.

Among the newly detected patients, 844 are from Chattogram city and 441 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

Among the reported total fatalities, 597 were the residents of the port city and the rest 413 were from different upazilas of the district, Dr Rabbi said.

Of the total infected people, 64,559 are the residents of the port city and the rest 21,970 are the inhabitants of different upazilas of the district, he continued.   

“The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 56, 672 in the district with recovery of 280 more patients during the period,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that the percentage of recovery rate stands at 65.57.

A total of 3,995 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here, the civil surgeon mentioned.

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