DHAKA: Bangladesh confirmed first coronavirus death as about 70-year-old person died on Wednesday.
The man was suffering from cardiac problems, high-blood pressure, kidney diseases and diabetes.
Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) was briefing the media on the latest coronavirus situation at her office in the capital’s Mohakhali on Wednesday (March 18) afternoon.
Besides, four more persons were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bangladesh in last 24 hours pushing the number of coronavirus cases to 14.
The first three of them, however, were recovered and discharged.
The 11 infected persons are undergoing treatment at hospitals while 16 others have been kept in isolation over suspected infection.
BDST: 1612 HRS, MAR 18, 2020