A total of 171 people were infected with coronavirus after testing 599 samples in the five COVID-19 laboratories in Chattogram in 24 hours till Tuesday, reports BSS.
With the three death, the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll in Chattogram reached 124.
Among the newly detected 171 COVID-19 patients, 79 are from Chattogram city and 92 from different upazilas of the district.
The total number of COVID-19 patients now stands at 5408 only in Chattogram district, Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, told BSS today.
A total of 458 persons were released from the hospital after recovery from COVID-19 infection.
Fazle Rabbi said 46 new COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with the coronavirus at BITID, Chattogram after testing 235 samples in last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, 42 more new COVID-19 patients were tested coronavirus positive at Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) after testing 137 samples during the same period.
Besides, 59 new COVID-19 patients were identified at CVASU, Chattogram after testing 155 samples, the civil surgeon adding that 15 more new COVID-19 patients were identified at Chattogram University after testing 44 samples in last 24 hours.