Medical &Health

Chattogram Civil surgeon tests positive for Covid-19

Civil surgeon of Chattogram Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi has tested positive for Covid-19, said senior consultant of Chattogram General Hospital Dr Md Abdur Rob.

“Dr Rabbi gave his sample for test on Monday and the report came positive at night. He will say in a 14-day home quarantine,” he said.

Dr Rob said Dr Fazle Rabbi received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on February 7.

The country’s coronavirus caseload swelled to 600,895 on Monday after the health authorities recorded 5,181 new cases in 24 hours until the morning.

Along with the high number of cases, 45 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded, pushing the death tally to 8,949, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a handout.

The latest cases were reported after testing 28,195 samples.

The infection rate jumped to 18.38 percent on Monday from 17.65 percent on Sunday.

However, the death rate stands at 1.49 percent.

During this 24-hour period, 2,077 coronavirus patients recovered. So far, 538,018 patients have made recoveries.

Twenty-eight people died in Dhaka Division, six in Chattogram, five in Rajshahi, three in Khulna and one each in Barishal, Mymensingh and Rangpur.

So far, 5,081 people died in Dhaka division, 1,628 in Chattogram, 499 in Rajshahi, 577 in Khulna, 273 in Barishal, 317 in Sylhet, 373 in Rangpur and 201 in Mymensingh.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8, 2020 and the first death on March 18 the same year.

Source: United News of Bangladesh