A Rohingya refugee looks from inside a kitchen of the camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 December 2017
A Rohingya refugee looks from inside a kitchen of the camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 5 December 2017Reuters

Three more Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar have tested positive overnight raising the total of COVID-19 infected Rohingya people to four, a health official said on Friday.

On 14 May, one person at Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp was found infected with the highly infectious novel virus for the first time since the first COVID-19 cases were detected in Bangladesh on 8 March, he added.

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“A total of 21 people including three Rohingyas were found COVID-19 positive in the Cox’s Bazar district in the past 24 hours,” principal of Cox’s Bazar Medical College professor Anupam Barua said.

The tally of coronavirus infections has reached 139 in the district after 21 new COVID-19 cases were detected, according to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).