People crowd on a road defying social distancing rules amid coronavirus lockdown in Narinda, Dhaka, 20 April 2020.
People crowd on a road defying social distancing rules amid coronavirus lockdown in Narinda, Dhaka, 20 April 2020.Dipu Malakar

Seventy eight people including a physician and eight policemen tested positive for coronavirus in eight districts in the last 24 hours till Wednesday night, reports UNB.

Among them, six including three policemen are from Khulna, 37 from Lakshmipur, 19 from Bhola, four from Thakurgaon and one physician and five policemen from Sunamganj, two from Rangamati three from Satkhira and one from Magura.

In Khulna, ten more people including three policemen were diagnosed with coronavirus.

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The infected policemen are Mehedi Hasan, Rakib Mahmud and Riyad of Khulna industrial police.

Mehedi Newaj, vice-principle of Khulna Medical College Hospital, said on Thursday morning that 188 samples were tested in the PCR lab of the hospital in last 24 hours where ten samples tested positive.

Among the new cases, three patients are from Satkhira and one from Magura.

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In Lakshmipur, thirty seven more people were diagnosed with coronavirus during the same period.

According to the civil surgeon office, with the new cases, total coronavirus cases reached 186 in the district.

In Thakurgaon, four people were tested coronavirus positive in 24 hours, taking the total cases to 67 in the district.

Civil surgeon Md Mahfuzar Rahman said 14 samples were sent to Dinajpur and four of those found positive.

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Total 1382 samples have been tested in the district till Wednesday.

In Sunamganj, five policemen and a physician tested coronavirus positive in the last 24 hours.

Civil surgeon Md Shams Uddin confirmed on Wednesday night that five policemen of district police lines and the physician of Chhatak upazila health complex have been infected with coronavirus.

In Rangamati, two coronavirus patients have been detected in the last 24 hours, taking the total cases to 58 in the district, said Mostofa Kamal, coronavirus related focal person of the district.

In Bhola, 19 new coronavirus cases were reported during the same period, according to the control room of district civil surgeon office.