Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Bangladesh reports first coronavirus death

Published 4:51 pm | March 18, 2020

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Online Desk : Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed first death from Novel coronavirus. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora in a press briefing on Wednesday confirmed the death.

The patient, aged 70, came into contact with a patient who was infected earlier. Besides, the dead person had been suffering from diabetes and kidney complications and kept at the ICU. The patient died on Tuesday,” she said.

“So far, 14 people have been infected with the disease in the country. Two of the newly infected came from Italy while one from Kuwait.” Condition of four is critical,” Flora added.

On March 8, the IEDCR announced the detection of three coronavirus patients in the country. Of them, two were Italy returnees and the other was the wife of one of them.

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