The number of Covid-19 cases continues to jump in Gazipur, with 12 more testing positive among 137 samples on Saturday.
Till the filing of this report, 161 cases of the novel coronavirus were identified in the district, after carrying out tests on 1,224 people.
Md Saiful Islam, statistician of the Gazipur Civil Surgeon Office, said, "On Sunday, authorities concerned collected 163 new samples in Gazipur and sent them to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) for testing.
"The results are yet to arrive."
Meanwhile, Senior Health Education Officer Md Nurul Islam of the same office said, "So far in Gazipur, 161 people tested positive for the coronavirus, including 10 doctors, 41 healthcare workers, seven nurses, one journalist and five policemen.
"All of them are currently in isolation. Two people with Covid-19 symptoms have died in Gazipur."
Gazipur remains under shutdown to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but the rate of new infections continues to leap up.