His test result came back positive Wednesday night
Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chittagong Elius Hossain has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, DC’s Staff Officer Md Rajib Hossain said that both the DC and his wife are now in home isolation.
“His sample was sent to Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Disease (BITID). The test result came back positive Wednesday night,” said Rajib, also assistant commissioner of Chittagong district administration.
“The DC has not developed any major complications except for cough and fever,” the official added
As of Wednesday, a total of 93,856 samples have been tested while 18,074 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in Chittagong. The infection rate stands at 19.25%.
So far, 14,198 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus while 281 people have succumbed to the deadly infectious disease. The mortality rate stands at 1.55%.