Ex-mayor of Chittagong City Corporation and general secretary of city Awami League AJM Nasir Uddin has been hospitalzed with symptoms of Covid-19.
He was admitted to Park View Hospital in the city in the morning.
Managing director of the hospital Md Dr Rezaul Karim said he was brought to the hospital with light fever, cold and cough. His sample was taken for Covid-19 test, he said. Bangladesh on Monday recorded 1,736 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 41,09,88.
Besides, 25 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,966.
So far, 327901 patients have recovered from the disease– 1,961 in the last 24 hours.
The fatality rate in Bangladesh is 1.45 percent, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The number of cases reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 5,000 on Sept 22.
Source: United News of Bangladesh