CHATTOGRAM: A total of 198 people tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours after 1,262 samples were tested at eight COVID-19 laboratories in the district.
Among the newly detected patients, 169 are from Chattogram city and 29 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases reached 26,263 amid the frequent rising trend in the daily infection rate in recent days only in the district, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS on Saturday.
Among the total infected patients, 20,413 are the residents of the port city and the remaining 5,868 are the inhabitants of different upazilas of the district.
The total fatalities from COVID-19 of the district reached 319 while no death case was reported during the past 24 hours.
The number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the district rose to 20,343 while 170 more infected people were recovered in the last 24 hours.
“The average recovery rate stands at 77.49 percent in Chattogram district,” the health official said, adding that the recovery rate of COVID-19 patients is currently more than the average of infection rate.
“The patients who have been recovered discharged from different home isolations and Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals of the district as they were found to have coronavirus negative in their two consecutive real-time PCR tests,” Dr Rabbi mentioned.Besides, 1,518 patients are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city, he added.