A total of 159 people have been infected with coronavirus after testing 890 samples in Chattogram district in last 24 hours till Saturday, reports BSS.
The infection toll now stands at 7,625 and with five deaths Saturday, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll in Chattogram reached 165, Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS.
Among the newly detected, 82 are from Chattogram city and 87 from different upazilas of the district.
A total of 928 persons were released from the hospital after recovery from COVID-19 infection.
Rabbi told BSS that 62 new COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with the coronavirus at BITID, Chattogram after testing 278 samples in last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 21 more new COVID-19 patients were tested COVID-19 positive at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) after testing 130 samples during the same period.
Besides, 43 new COVID-19 patients were identified at CVASU, Chattogram after testing 250 samples, the civil surgeon adding that 24 more new COVID-19 patients were identified at Chattogram University after testing 159 samples in the same period.
On the other hand, seven people were found COVID-19 positive among 83 test seekers at Imperial Hospital Chattogram during the 24 hours.
Meanwhile, two resident of Lohagara upazila was tested positive after testing 10 samples at Cox’s Bazar Medical College Hospital during the period.