A young man has been tested positive for coronavirus in Chuadanga district, raising the total number of corona cases to 18 in the country.
Dr ASM Maruf, the Civil Surgeon of the district and member secretary of the corona prevention committee, made the announcement in an emergency press briefing at his office.
He said the 30-year-old patient returned from Italy on March 12 and was released from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport after primary medical test.
Staying in Dhaka for two days, Maruf said, he returned to Chuadanga on March 14. As he developed the symptoms of coronavirus, he went to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital on March 16, Maruf added.
Later, he was admitted to the coronavirus unit of the hospital.
A team of Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) went to Chuadanga and collected samples which were taken to the IEDCR later.
IEDCR confirmed that the patient was positive for coronavirus on Wednesday night, said the Civil Surgeon.
Earlier, the Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad announced that three more people have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, raising the number of coronavirus patient 17.
Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed one death from coronavirus.