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Man suffering from cold, breathing problem dies in Kushtia, none quarantined

Published: March 30, 2020 13:56:09 | Updated: March 30, 2020 17:13:16


Man suffering from cold, breathing problem dies in Kushtia

Nine people, including two doctors and five staff of Kushtia Sadar Hospital, were kept in quarantine after an auto-rickshaw driver suffering from cold and breathing problems died there on Monday.

The identity of the deceased could not be known yet.

Meanwhile, eight to 10 houses in the neighbourhood of the deceased were put under lockdown.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Zobayer Hossain said nine people were kept in quarantine after the death, according to a news agency report.

Civil Surgeon HM Anowarul Islam said the 40-year-old deceased had been suffering from cold, cough, and breathing problems for last three days.

“His sample has been collected since he is a coronavirus suspect. The body will be buried following the rules of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR),” he said.

Kushtia General Hospital's Dr Tapos Kumar Sarkar said the man, who lived at a rented house in the town's Chowrhas, died before he was brought to the hospital.

He caught a cold on Friday and had cough and breathing complications, Sarkar said.

Meanwhile, a new patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 49 as of Monday. Bangladesh has so far confirmed five deaths.

The global death toll climbed to 33,993 on Monday -- a mortality rate of 18 per cent, according to Worldometers.

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