Five people, including policemen, bank officials and a physician, were diagnosed with coronavirus in Bogura in the last 24 hours until Wednesday.
Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr Mostafizur Rahman said two sub-inspectors of Bogura police, two bank officials of Kahalu upazila and a doctor of Bogura Mohammad Ali Hospital were found infected with coronavirus.
Shafique Amin Kajol, Resident Medical Officer of Bogura Mohammad Ali Hospital, said 17 staffers, who are suspected to have come in contact with the physician, were sent to home quarantine.
Samples of 188 people have been sent for lab testing at Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital. Of the 96 test results that came out Wednesday, five were found positive, said sources at Civil Surgeon office.
So far, 57 confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported from the district. Of them, nine have recovered.
According to the Police Headquarters sources, 1,926 police members were infected with coronavirus until Wednesday.
The health authorities confirmed 1,162 new cases and 19 deaths – highest for a single day – on Wednesday. So far, the country has recorded 17,822 coronavirus cases and 269 deaths.
Coronavirus: Cops, doctor, bankers test positive in Bogura
- UNB News
- Publish- May 14, 2020, 11:26 AM
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- Update- May 14, 2020, 11:34 AM