Bangladesh has reported its first death from the novel coronavirus while 14 patients are infected with the disease across the country.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Director Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora told reporters at a press briefing in Dhaka today.
“The elderly victim was suffering from many old age complications and came into contact with a returnee from abroad,” she added.
Dr Meerjady Flora also said four new coronavirus patients, including one female and three male, were found in the country in the last 24 hours. Among them, one is a local member of a corona-infected person, two came from Italy and another from Kuwait.
Among the infected so far, four have comorbidity, meaning they have one or more medical conditions.
Meantime, coronavirus in Bangladesh has spread to the level of local transmission, according to IEDCR.
Besides, Health Minister Zahid Malik also said the number of coronavirus cases will rise in the country.
About 198,178 people around the world have been infected with the deadly virus and 7,954 deaths were reportedly globally till date.