The Private Secretary (PS) of Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, tested positive for Coronavirus in Jinjira area on Friday.
The test report of Mujahidul Islam Mamun, 35, PS of Nasrul Hamid came from Directorate General of Health Services on Friday confirming his infection, said Dr Mir Mobarak Hossain, health officer of Corona control room in the upazila.
Officer-in-Charge of Keraniganj Model Police Station Kazi Mainul Islam said Mamun is taking treatment at home.
So far, 619 people were infected by Covid-19 in Keraniganj, among them 21 died.
Meanwhile, health authorities confirmed the detection of record 3471 new patients in the last 24 hours, raising the total cases to 81,523.
Covid-19 that invaded the country in late March, has claimed lives of 1095 people so far including forty-six people in last 24 hours until Friday.