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Coronavirus: Death toll now five in Bangladesh

Coronavirus: Death toll now five in Bangladesh

One more person has died of coronavirus, taking the total death toll in the country to five, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said today. No new cases were reported in the last 24 hours in the country, it added. 

The man was aged around 65 years and was diagnosed on Mar 18, Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of IEDCR said while briefing media via video conference this noon.

He was suffering from hypertension and diabetes and was a family member of a foreign-returnee, the director said during the online press brefing. The patient was transferred to Kuwait-Maitree Hospital in Dhaka on Mar 21.

So far, Bangladesh has reported 39 cases where people have been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Meanwhile, of the 39 cases, seven have recovered completely and returned home, the director said.