Some 246 new cases of Covid-19 were detected and five more people died from the viral infection in the last 24 hours in Chattogram.
The Civil Surgeon Office of the district revealed the information on Friday.
Dr Sheikh Fazle Rabbi, civil surgeon of Chattogram, said, "Samples collected from 1,093 people were examined in the last 24 hours. Of them, 246 people tested positive for the virus."
"Among the coronavirus infected people, 212 are residents of Chattogram city and 34 people are from different upazilas," he added.
The number of Covid-19 cases in Chattogram has increased to 7,466. More than 150 people have died from the virus so far.