Thirteen more people, including a police staff and a local upazila parishad chairman, were diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection in Lakshmipur on Sunday.
With the latest ones, the total number of COVID-19 patients in the district reached 149.
Abdul Gaffar, civil surgeon of the district, confirmed the development in the morning, saying the newly identified patients are from Sadar, Ramgati, Kamalnagar and Raipur upazilas.
Of them, those who did not develop any symptom were kept at home-isolation while the symptomatic ones were admitted to hospitals, he added.
Bangladesh continues to witness a regular surge in the number of fresh cases and deaths from coronavirus.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services, a total of 32,078 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country while 452 have succumbed to the virus until Saturday.
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