Samples of 10 people have been collected in the district to ascertain whether they are infected with coronavirus.
Dr Mobarak Hossain, health and family planning officer of Sadar upazila, said the samples were collected until Friday.
“We’ve collected the samples and sent those to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital for test,” he said, adding that some of the suspects are being treated at isolation units while the rest have been asked to maintain home-quarantine.
The samples include that of an official of the Department of Livestock Services in Jhenaigati upazila, he added.
A rickshaw-puller was kept at the isolation ward of Kushtia General Hospital on Friday after he went there for treatment with fever, cough and breathing complications.
Family members took the 45-year-old man to the hospital around 2pm, said Dr Tapas Kumar Sarkar, resident medical officer at the hospital.
He said the man has been showing such symptoms for the last three days and on Thursday his breathing complications worsened.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has been informed about this, Kushtia Civil Surgeon Dr HM Anwarul Islam said, adding that soon his samples will be sent to the IEDCR.
About keeping family members of the hospitalised man in home-quarantine, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jubayer Hossain said he is not informed yet about the incident.
Bangladesh on Friday confirmed the detection of five more new coronavirus patients, raising the total number of such cases in the country to 61.
The country has so far confirmed six deaths from coronavirus while 26 others have already made recovery.
The global death toll from coronavirus jumped to 54,231 as of Friday evening. It has so far infected 1,030,664people around the world, according to worldometer.
Irad Ali, a member of Balli union parishad, said Hasan had been suffering from fever, cold, respiratory problem for the last 6-7 days.
Family sources said Hasan breathed his last around 12:30 am.
Meanwhile, 49 more overseas returnees were sent to home-quarantine in the district in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 2,893 people are currently in home-quarantine in the district while 696 got released on completion of their term.