Nine people, including an assistant commissioner (land), have been, diagnosed with novel coronavirus infections in Keraniganj of Dhaka, reports news agency UNB.

Upazila health and family planning officer Mir Mobarak Hossain said with the latest cases, that total number of coronavirus infected patients rose to 358 in the upazila.

Earlier, an assistant commissioner (land) of the upazila and her husband were infected with the highly infectious lung disease on Tuesday.


The two government officials are now undergoing treatment in their respective houses, said the health official.

So far, nine people died of COVID-19 and 35 made full recovery in the upazila.

On Friday, Bangladesh recorded 1,202 fresh cases, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 20,065. Besides, 15 more people died of the novel virus during the same period, raising the death toll to 298.