CHATTOGRAM: The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases, sample testing and deaths in Chattogram has decreased, reports BSS.
A total of 32 people tested positive in Chattogram after testing 910 samples at seven laboratories in last 24 hours. The infection rate is 2.44 percent. On Friday, 48 people were found positive after testing 915 samples at six Covid-19 laboratories in the district. The infection rate was 3.47 percent.In the last two days, the number of positive cases remained below 50 and the number of corona infection, sample tests and deaths in Chattogram decreased in last seven consecutive days in a row, Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi told BSS.
Among the newly detected 32 patients, 30 are from Chattogram city and two from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said. No people died in last three days. “The total number of COVID-19 patients stands at 32913 in Chattogram district until Saturday,” Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said. The civil surgeon told BSS that among the total 32913 coronavirus infected persons, 25,708 are the residents of the port city and the rest are residents of different upazilas of the district.
A total of 30,808 coronavirus patients have so far recovered from Covid-19 and the percentage of recovery rate stands at 93.61 percent in the district, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said.
The recovered patients were discharged from different home isolations and Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals of the district as two consecutive real- time PCR tests found them negative for the virus, he said.
Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said that the death toll from the virus stands at 368 with no fatalities reported afresh in the last 24 hours.
Besides, 1,512 patients are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city.