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After ex-MP’s death in Bogura, four family members test positive for COVID-19

Published: May 23, 2020 13:15:35 | Updated: May 23, 2020 19:12:53


After ex-MP’s death in Bogura, four family members test positive for virus

Four family members of former MP Begum Kamrunnahar Putul, who died from coronavirus in Bogura, have been diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19).

A total of 24 people, including the former MP and her four family members, tested positive for coronavirus in Bogura in last 24 hours, according to the Deputy Civil Surgeon Mostafizur Rahman.

Ex-MP Kamrunnahar’s sample was collected on Tuesday and the test report, which came out after her death, confirmed that she was positive, reports UNB.

With the new cases, total confirmed coronavirus cases have climbed to 143 in the district, said the Deputy Civil Surgeon.

Begum Kamrunnahar Putul, aged about 65, had also been suffering from fever and diarrhoea. She died at Bogura Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital on Thursday night.

The deputy civil surgeon said that MP Putul was the first confirmed coronavirus patient to die in the district.

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