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Three people with coronavirus symptoms die in Barishal, Khulna

Published: March 29, 2020 13:25:45 | Updated: March 29, 2020 16:12:23

Three people with coronavirus symptoms die in Barishal, Khulna

Three people with symptoms of novel coronavirus died on Sunday in Barishal and Khulna.

In Barishal, two persons with coronavirus symptoms died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College (SBMC).

The deceased were identified as Jakir Hossain, a resident of Patuakhali, and Niru Begum, 45, wife of Md Dulal of Puranpara in the city.

It is unclear whether their samples have been collected for COVID-19 tests.

Niru was the first one to die at the Corona Unit of SBMC in the early hours of Sunday. Jakir's death was reported about eight hours later.

SBMC Director Dr Md Bakir Hossain said Niru's relatives rushed her to emergency around 11:45pm, UNB reported.

He suggested them to take the patient to Corona Unit of the hospital after hearing her symptoms. She died around 12:05am.

She had been suffering from diarrhea and underwent treatment at Barisal General Hospital around three days ago.

She returned home after recovery but fell sick again with fever, pain in the throat and asthma. She also had diabetes and high blood pressure, the doctor said quoting relatives.    

In Khulna, a man with symptoms of novel coronavirus died at the Isolation Unit of Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Sunday morning.

The deceased was identified as Sultan Sheikh, 70, son of Abdul Gafur from Narail's Kalia upazila.

KMCH corona unit doctor Shailendranath Biswas said Sultan was undergoing treatment at the Corona Unit but he had been suffering from tuberculosis.

They informed the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) but were told that it is not important to take Sultan's sample as he had tuberculosis.

Sultan's body was handed over to his family without any test, the doctor added.

Khulna Civil Surgeon Dr Sujat Ahmed also confirmed that the man had been suffering from tuberculosis.   

Earlier, one Mustahidur Rahman was admitted to KMCH with coronavirus symptoms but he tested negative.

Bangladesh has so far confirmed 48 cases and five coronavirus deaths. No new case was reported in the last 48 hours, the government said Sunday.

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