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2 cases of Delta variant of Covid-19 detected in Lakshmipur

At least nine people tested positive for the deadly virus in the district in the past 24 hours

Update : 15 Jun 2021, 02:18 PM

At least two mango traders of Lakshmipur district have been infected with the Delta strain of coronavirus, which was first found in India, said Civil Surgeon Dr Abdul Gaffar on Tuesday.

Dr Abdul Gaffar said the two people, who tested Covid-19 positive, returned from Chapainawabganj with mangoes few days ago.

Both the traders fell sick after returning home from Chapainawabganj and then they tested positive for Covid-19, he said.

The two were referred to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) as their condition started worsening, said Dr Abdu Gaffar.

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The samples of the two infected people were also sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), he added.

The health authorities urged people to maintain the Covid health safety protocols to prevent rapid spread of the deadly virus.

In the past 24 hours, nine people were found infected with Covid-19 in the district, raising the total number to 3,073.

So far, 54 people have died of Covid while 80 more people died with Covid-19 symptoms in the district.

The infection rate in the district is 17%.

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