CHAPAINAWABGANJ: Eight more persons were tested positive for corona during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning, raising the total number to 5,742 in the district.
During the time, 45 samples were tested in RT-PCR lab. Of them, eight persons were detected as positive for corona showing the infection rate 17.77 percent, Civil Surgeon Office sources confirmed.
A total of 177 patients are undergoing treatment in the district. Of them, 36 patients are getting treatment in dedicated corona hospital and others at home.
Meanwhile, 148 patients have died of corona and 5,417 patients have recovered from the disease here, the sources added.