Nasima Sultana, additional director general (admin) at Directorate General Health Services, has been infected with Covid-19.
She came up with this information in a Facebook post on Thursday night.
"After working non-stop for more than 365 consecutive days, I infected of Covid-19 with symptoms," Nasima Sultana said in the social media post.
Bangladesh on Thursday reported a record daily rise of 6,469 coronavirus cases, taking its total to 617,764 as the country has been experiencing a rising trend of virus infections over the past few days.
Besides, the country reported 59 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest daily figure since 30 June last year when the health department reported 64 deaths from the dreaded virus.