The number of coronavirus positive cases has reached 9,670 as 263 people were detected positive in a single day after testing 1,236 samples at the six COVID-19 laboratories in the district.
Civil surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi told BSS that among the newly detected patients, 196 are from Chattogram city and 67 from different upazilas of the district.“A total of 63 new COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with the coronavirus at Chattogram University after testing 219 samples in the last 24 hours,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that 17 new cases were tested corona positive at BITID, Chattogram after testing 261 samples during the period.
Besides, 34 more corona patients were identified at city’s Imperial Hospital after testing 364 samples while 54 people tested corona positive at Chevron Laboratory after testing 94 samples in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 87 more new cases were tested corona positive at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) after testing 364 samples during the same period.
Besides, seven new COVID-19 patients were identified at Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU) after testing 139 samples, the civil surgeon said.
On the other hand, a resident of Lohagara upazila was identified as COVID-19 positive after testing single sample at Cox’s Bazar Medical College Hospital in the last 24 hours, he imformed, adding, “A total of 1,186 people were released from different hospitals after recovery from COVID-19 infection till today.”