Homna upazila nirbahi officer Tapti Chakma has been infected with coronavirus.
The samples of the UNO, his private driver and night guard as well as 17 others from Cumilla tested positive on Sunday, according to Homna civil surgeon office.
With these, total coronavirus cases have now reached 109 in the district.
The UNO said that she is undergoing treatment staying at his government residence.
A total of 1,37,787 coronavirus cases, out of the 7,30,197 tests carried out in Bangladesh, have turned out to be positive.
Health authorities confirmed 3,809 new cases after testing 18,099 samples in a span of 24 hours till Sunday. The infection rate was recorded 21.05 percent for the day.
Since March 18, the government said 1,738 people have died of COVID-19.
In the last 24 hours, 43 people died from the highly contagious disease with the mortality rate still hovering around 1.26 percent.
Source: United News of Bangladesh