A 72-year-old freedom fighter, who died at the isolation unit of General Hospital in the city, was not suffering from coronavirus, Chattogram Civil Surgeon said Monday night.
Alimullah of Sitakunda upazila had been suffering from breathing complications. He died around 3pm.
Chattogram Civil Surgeon Sheikh Fazle Rabbi confirmed that test result from Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) came out negative, UNB reported.
The family members of the deceased were informed about the outcome, he added.
Freedom fighter Alimullah will be laid to rest at his village home after Johr prayer with state honour, said his family sources.
Meanwhile, UNB district correspondents reported deaths of six people suffering from fever, coughing, and breathing problems. Their blood samples have been sent for tests.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 123 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths.