3 more Rohingya refugees test Covid-19 positive in Cox’s Bazar
08:58 PM, May 21, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:26 PM, May 21, 2020

3 more Rohingya refugees test Covid-19 positive in Cox’s Bazar

Three more Rohingya refugees tested positive for Covid-19 in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar today.

With them, in total 13 Rohingyas have been found infected with coronavirus, said Dr Abu Toha MR Bhuiyan, chief health coordinator at the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner's (RRRC) office in Cox's Bazar.

All of them are being treated at isolation centre in the camp while their contacts were traced and placed in quarantine, he added.

A total of 162 samples were tested today at the field lab of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) set up at Cox's Bazar Medical College, Prof Dr Anupam Barua, principal of the medical college, told The Daily Star.

Among those, 29 reports came positive for Covid-19, he said.

The new cases were: 12 from Cox's Bazar Sadar upazila, seven from Ukhiya upazila including the three Rohingya refugees, eight from Ramu upazila, one from Chakaria upazila, and one from Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram, Dr Anupam said.

So far 322 persons were diagnosed with Covid-19 as per tests conducted at the IEDCR field lab. Among those, 274 are locals from Cox's Bazar district, 13 are Rohingya refugees at camps in Cox's Bazar, 12 from Bandarban, and 23 from Chattogram district, he also said. 

One person died of Covid-19 in Cox's Bazar till today, Dr Anupam added.

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