23 more infected with coornavirus in Noakhali
Some 23 more persons were diagnosed with coronavirus infection in Noakhali district on Monday.
With the new cases, the number of the virus cases rose to 688.
Of the newly-infected persons, 12 are residents in Begumganj upazila while seven in Chatkhil, three in Subarnachar and rest one from Kabirhat upazila.
Begumganj upazila health and family planning officer Dr Asim Kumar Das said 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 326 people tested positive in Begumganj upazila, 138 in Sadar, 44 in Chatkhil, 47 in Sonaimuri, 68 in Kabirhat, 31 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 Monday found them positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, 15 of the infected persons have died while 72, so far, have returned home after recovery, he added.