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Covid: Single-day infection rate drops under 10% in Chittagong

This is the lowest single-day infection rate in the last three months

Update : 03 Sep 2021, 07:38 PM

The infection rate for Covid-19 in Chittagong dropped below 10% for the first time in the last three months on Friday.

A total of 140 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the district on Thursday, causing the infection rate to drop to 9.71%.

The number of Covid-19 cases rose to 99,766 as 140 more people were reported as Covid-19 positive after testing 1,042 samples in the district.

Also read - Covid: Bangladesh logs lowest single-day deaths since June 19

Meanwhile, the number of Covid-19 recovery cases reached 73,127 in the district with the recovery of 552 more patients on Thursday, said Chittagong Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi adding that the current recovery rate stood at 72.85%.

And the death toll from the virus reached 1,239 after two fatalities were reported in the district, Dr Rabbi added.

A total of 3,295 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at designated hospitals in the district, the health official also mentioned.

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