PV Desk : With detection of more 60 positive cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients hit 18,244 in the district, Chattogram civil surgeon office said today.

Among the total infected persons, 12,265 are the residents of the port city and the rest 4,982 are the residents of different upazilas of the district.

Besides, the total number of recovered patients from coronavirus rose to 14,367 with the healing of 65 more people in the last 24 hours.

“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

Among the newly detected 60 patients, 43 are from Chattogram city and 17 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

“The percentage of recovery rate stands at 78.74 percent in the district,” Civil Surgeon, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, added.

Besides, 1,446 patients are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city and 283 died, the sources added.

Edited By-SPT