2 cases of Delta variant of Covid-19 detected in Lakshmipur

United News of Bangldeah . Lakshmipur | Published: 15:54, Jun 15,2021 | Updated: 18:02, Jun 15,2021


Two mango traders of Lakshmipur district have been infected with the Delta strain of coronavirus, which was first found in India, said civil surgeon Abdul Gaffar on Tuesday.

Abdul Gaffar said the two people, who tested Covid-19 positive, returned from Chapainawabganj with mangoes few days ago.

Both the traders fell sick after returning home from Chapainawabganj and then they tested positive for Covid-19, he said.

Both of them were referred to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital as their condition started worsening, said Abdul Gaffar.

However, the samples of the two infected people were also sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research.

Besides, the health authorities urged people to maintain health safety protocols to prevent rapid spread of the virus.

In the past 24 hours, nine people were found infected with Covid-19 in the district, raising the total number to 3073.

So far, 54 people have died of Covid while 80 more people died after showing Covid-19 symptoms in the district.

The infection rate in the district is 17 per cent.

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