96 more infected with coronavirus in one day in Noakhali
Some 96 more persons were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in a single day in Noakhali district on Saturday.
With the new cases, the number of the virus cases rose to 575.
Of the newly-infected persons, 41 are residents in Sadar upazila while 34 in Begumganj, eight in Sonaimuri, six in Chatkhil and seven from Senbag upazila.
Sadar Upazila Health Complex medical officer Dr Nilima Yasmin said the newly-infected persons include 12 policemen of a police outpost, four doctors, two nurses, a university teacher and a union parishad chairman.
Meanwhile, Begumganj upazila health and family planning officer Dr Asim Kumar Das said of the 34 in the upazila, one is a social service officer, another is a banker of United Commercial Bank while most of the infected persons are residents of Chowmuhani municipality.
Confirming the matter, the district civil surgeon Dr Mominur Rahman said so far, a total of 260 people tested positive in Begumganj upazila, 121 in Sadar, 37 in Chatkhil, 36 in Sonaimuri, 62 in Kabirhat, 28 in Senbag, six in Hatia, eight in Companiganj, and 17 in Subarnachar upazilas of the district.
Their samples were collected as they have been suffering from cough and fever and sent to labs for coronavirus test, Dr Mominur said.
The reports which came on Saturday found them positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, 11 of the infected persons have died while 41, so far, have returned home after recovery, he added.