Two cases of Delta variant of corona detected

Our Correspondent

16 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

LAKSHMIPUR: Two mango traders of the district have been infected with the Delta strain of Coronavirus, said Civil Surgeon Dr Abdul Gaffar on Tuesday.

Dr Abdul Gaffar said the two people, who tested corona positive, returned from Chapainawabganj with mangoes few days ago.

Both the traders fell sick after returning home from Chapainawabganj and then they tested positive for corona, he said.

Both of them were referred to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital as their condition started worsening, said Dr Abdul Gaffar.

However, the samples of the two infected people were also sent to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR).

Besides, the health authorities urged people to maintain health safety protocols to prevent rapid spread of the virus.

So far, 54 people have died of corona while 80 more people died after showing corona symptoms in the district.

The infection rate in the district is 17 percent.