Kushtia Deputy Commissioner Md Aslam Hossain was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday.
Civil Surgeon Dr HM Anwarul Islam confirmed the matter.“Seven people tested positive for the virus in the district on Saturday. The DC is among them”, the Civil Surgeon said.
Their samples were tested at the PCR lab of Kushtia Medical College, HM Anwarul added.
He also said that the DC is in home quarantine and doing well.
Until Saturday, 111 people have so far tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Kushtia.