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118 more test positive for coronavirus in Chattogram

BSS, Chattogram
118 more test positive for coronavirus in Chattogram

A total of 118 people were tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours after testing 1,858 samples at eight COVID-19 laboratories in the district.

Among the newly detected patients, 103 are from Chattogram city and 15 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases reached at 31,212 amid the frequent rising trend of daily infection rate in recent days here, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.

The death toll from the virus rose to 361 while a single fatality reported afresh in the last 24 hours, he said.

Among the total infected patients, 24,339 are the residents of the port city and the rest 7,005 are the inhabitants of different upazilas of the district.

A total of 29,786 coronavirus patients have, so far, recovered from Covid-19 and the percentage of recovery rate stands at 95.46 in the district, the health official added.

“The recovered patients were discharged from different home isolations and Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals of the district as two consecutives real-time PCR tests were found negative,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that 1,461 patients are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city.

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