A total of 21 people — 10 physicians, eight nurses and three conservancy workers were sent to home-quarantine in Sadar upazila on Tuesday as they came in contact with an elderly woman who was found to be infected with coronavirus.
Dr Md Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, resident medical officer of Sadar Hospital, said the woman, aged around 70, returned from Saudi Arabia on March 13 after performing Umrah.
She was admitted to the Sadar Hospital on March 18 with fever, sore throat and breathing complications and her samples were sent to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on March 22, he said.
The test report confirmed today that the woman was coronavirus positive, the RMO said, adding that she was being sent to coronavirus isolation centre in Fouzdarhat of Chattogram.
On Tuesday, Bangladesh reported one more death from the coronavirus and six new infections.
Globally, a total of 16,557 people have died and 381,598 others have been infected with the disease as of Tuesday.