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Chattogram records highest single-day Covid deaths at 15

2021-07-20, 9:40pm Disease

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Chattogram on Tuesday morning recorded as many as 15 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours.

Chattogram , July 20 :  Chattogram on Tuesday morning recorded as many as 15 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, the highest single-day fatality figure to date.

Besides, 925 people were tested positive for coronavirus during this period, officials said.

The new cases were detected after testing 2,537 samples, according to the district’s Civil Surgeon's Office.

With the new numbers, the district’s death toll reached 856 on Tuesday.

Civil Surgeon Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi said, “This scenario indicates a worsening Covid-19 situation for Chattogram district if we don’t deem it as concerning now.”

Among the fresh cases, 553 are from the municipal area and the remaining from upazilas.

According to the Civil Surgeon's Office, the samples have been sent for testing to 11 laboratories n Chattogram and one to Cox’s Bazar Medical College and Hospital’s laboratory, reports UNB.