BSS-47 COVID-19 positive cases reach 20466 in Ctg district





COVID-19 positive cases reach 20466 in Ctg district

CHATTOGRAM, Oct 22, 2020 (BSS) – The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases has reached 20466 as 110 new patients were detected with the lethal virus.

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) fatality in Chattogram has stood at 301.

“Among the total 20466 coronavirus infected people, 14,902 are the residents of the port city and the rest 5,564 are the inhabitants of different upazilas of the district,” Civil surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi told BSS.

With the healing of 73 more infected patients, the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients rose to 16,018.

“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.

A total of 110 people were detected positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours after testing 986 samples at the eight COVID-19 laboratories in the district.

Among the newly detected patients, 95 are from Chattogram city and 15 from different upazilas of the district, hospital sources said.

A total of 1,126 infected people are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals in the port city, the health official added.

BSS/MAM/KS/ARS/1922 hrs