14 die of Covid-19, 709 more infected in Ctg
CHATTOGRAM, – A total of 14 people died of Coronavirus in Chattogram district in the last 24 hours which is the highest casualty in a single day till inception of Corona.
“With recorded 14 deaths on Saturday, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Chattogram reached 771,” Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chatogram, told BSS today.
“Among the reported fatalities, 497 were the residents of the port city and the rest 274 were from different upazilas of the district,” he said.
Meanwhile, a total of 709 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district in the last 24-hour, climbing the number of infections to 65,008. The infection rate is 34.05 percent.
The daily new infection figure shows enhancement compared to the previous recent day’s figure, but the recovery rate has also been declining continuously in the district in recent weeks, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said.
Among the infected patients 416 are from Chattogram city and 293 from different upazilas of the district.
The health expert of Chattogram urged city dwellers again and again to strictly follow health rules and use masks due to continuous increasing Corona infections here.
Among the total 65,008 coronavirus infected people, 50,134 are the residents of the port city and the rest 14,874 are the inhabitants of different upazilas of the district, he continued.
“The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 50,950 in the Chattogram district with the recovery of 151 more patients on Saturday,” the health official said, adding that the percentage of recovery rate stands at 78.38. A total of 6,955 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, he mentioned.