PV Desk :  A total of 75 people were detected positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours after testing 1,339 samples in five COVID-19 laboratories in district.

With today’s one death, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) death in the district reached 282.

Among the newly detected patients, 62 are from Chattogram city and 13 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

The total number of infected patients now stands at 17,926 in the district, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.

Among the total 17,926 coronavirus infected persons, 12,162 are the residents of the port city and the rest 4,951 are residents of different upazilas of the district.

Besides, 1,562 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city as 14,122 have recovered and 282 died while the rest 2,971 are undergoing treatment in isolation at their respective homes in the city and district, Dr Fazle Rabbi said.

“The healed patients were discharged from different home isolations and Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals of the district as two consecutive real-time PCR tests were found negative,” he said.

Edited By-SPT