2 more coronavirus cases detected in Chattogram

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The number of coronavirus patients has climbed to seven in Chattogram as two more people tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday night, said an official.

Confirming the news, Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir, Chattogram divisional director of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said: “The district administration locked down the houses of the two new patients in Shib Bari lane under Firingi Bazar and Dakkhin Khulsi at midnight after Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease (BITID) confirmed the cases around 9:30pm.”

One of the two patient is 35 while the other 50, he said, adding that now the total cases in the district has risen to seven.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh so far confirmed 27 deaths and 424 cases while 33 patients recovered from the coronavirus disease.

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, which was first reported in China last year, climbed to 100,000 on Saturday. According to the information of Worldometer, it has infected 376,500 people globally but a major portion of the infected recovered.