Sylhet confirms 76 fresh COVID-19 cases on Eid day

Sylhet confirms 76 fresh COVID-19 cases on Eid day

A total of 76 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in Sylhet division on Saturday.

With the latest development, the number of infected people in the division reached to 7,992.

Himangshu Lal Roy, deputy director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said 57 people tested positive at MOMCH while the rest 19 at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology on Saturday.

The newly infected people are residents of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts, he added.

Hammadul Haque, assistant professor of SUST Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Department, said they tested 51 samples and found 19 of them positive for coronavirus.

A total of 146 people have so far died from coronavirus in Sylhet division. Of them, 108 are from Sylhet while 15 from Sunamganj, 10 from Habiganj and 13 from Moulvibazar.

Apart from these, 3,465 people made full recovery from COVID-19 in the division.