Rangamati district reported its first four coronavirus-positive cases on Wednesday.
With the development, the deadly virus has now spread to all the districts of the country.
District civil surgeon Dr Bipash Khisha confirmed the development at noon, saying the patients, including a 9-month-old baby, are undergoing treatment at the Rangamati General Hospital.
“We got 198 samples tested at Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases in Chattogram and four of the reports came back positive for coronavirus,” he said.
The civil surgeon added that the district administration will hold a meeting soon to formulate a plan on how to combat the forthcoming crisis.
Uttam Kumar Das, nezarat deputy collector (NDC) of the district, said necessary arrangements were being made to put the residences of the patients on lockdown.
Dr Mostafa Kamal, who is working as the focal person for the Coronavirus response team in the district, said a total of 1376 people are now in home-quarantine in the district while 629 are in institutional quarantine.
Bangladesh confirmed its highest number of coronavirus cases in a single day on Wednesday, with 790 new patients.
In total, the country has recorded 11,719 cases and 186 deaths from the virus.