This is the ever-highest infection figure in a single day in the district
A total of record 1,003 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, climbing the number of infections to 67,787 in the district and the infection rate is 34.95%.
Meanwhile a total of 10 people died of coronavirus in the district during the time.
This is the ever-highest infection figure in a single day in the district after outbreaks of Covid-19 in the country.
Health officials said the number of Covid-19 cases speedily raised to 66,787 as 1,003 more persons were reported Covid-19 positive after testing 2,869 samples on Tuesday in the district.
“The infection rate is showing a sharp increase again and recovery rate is gradually reducing continuously in the district in recent weeks,” focal person of Covid-19 Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chittagong, told BSS on Wednesday.
The health experts urged city dwellers again and again to strictly follow health rules and use masks.
Among the newly detected patients, 636 are from Chittagong city and 319 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.
With the 10 deaths, the number of Covid-19 deaths in Chittagong reached 790, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said.
Among the reported fatalities, 652 were the residents of the port city and the rest 351 were from different upazilas of the district, he said.
Civil surgeon told BSS that among the total infected persons, 51,297 are the residents of the port city and the rest 15,487 are residents of different upazilas of the district.
“The number of cured patients from the lethal virus infection has reached 51,949 in the Chittagong district with the recovery of 154 more patients on Monday,” Dr Rabbi said, adding that the recovery rate stands at 76.64%.
A total of 7,067 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals here, the health official mentioned.