Three more patients have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
The Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure in a briefing today.
The newly infected people include two male and one female, she said at the press briefing at the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in Mohakhali.
"One of the infected people is female who is aged around 30 and the other two male are aged around 30 and 70 respectively. The elderly patient is in critical condition. We're providing him treatment at the Intensive Care Unit," she said.
She also informed that all three newly-infected patients are not related.
"One of them recently returned from Italy and two others were infected when they came in contact with an overseas Bangladeshi," Dr Nasima said.
A total of 36 people were tested for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the DGHS additional director general said, adding that 30 people are in isolation and 44 are quarantined institutionally.
In the past 24 hours, the IEDCR received 2,229 calls regarding the coronavirus infection while DGHS received 32,962 calls. Fifty people came to the IEDCR directly.
So far, 1 Bangladeshi died and 20 have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, which believed to be started spreading from China.