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The 5 Covid-19 deaths of Bangladesh

  • Published at 10:56 pm March 25th, 2020
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None of them are expats and infection source of three unknown

Till now five senior citizens have died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh, with none of them being overseas returnees.

Also, among the five deaths, the source of infection of three of them is still unknown.

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is considering if the country is at the next phase of transmission as the infection source of three deceased is yet to be identified.  

Death 1: March 18

The first death occurred on March 18 and he was a 70 years old man. He was suffering from comorbid conditions such as cardiac problems, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and diabetes. 

He contracted the virus from an expatriate who recently returned and left the country.

However, sources of infection of second, third and fourth Covid-19 deaths are unidentified.

Till now five senior citizens have died from Covid-19 in Bangladesh, with none of them being overseas returnees.

Also, among the five deaths, the source of infection of three of them is still unknown.

Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) is considering if the country is at the next phase of transmission as the infection source of three deceased is yet to be identified. 

Death 2: March 21

On March 21, the second person died from Covid-19 and he was over 73 years old. He had multiple pre-existing complications of non-communicative diseases.

But the deceased was not in any confirmed close contact with any overseas returnee. Neither has any of his family members come from abroad nor did any expatriate visit his house.

Contrarily, in a press conference Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of the IEDCR said, two expatriates were in that locality and the deceased was probably infected from them and they will investigate the matter.

Similarly, infection source of the third and fourth deceased is unknown. 

Death 3: March 23

On March 23, IEDCR announce the third Covid-19 death . No details about how he was infected, his age and comorbidity was mentioned in the short press conference.

Later it was found that he was above 70 and had comorbidity.

Death 4: March 24

The fourth deceased, a septuagenarian woman who died in a hospital in the capital on Tuesday raised further concerns about community transmission of the virus. 

The woman did not have any foreign travel history and her source of infection is still undetected.

In an online press conference on March 24, Meerjady Sabrina Flora said: “She [the fourth person to die] had long been under treatment in the hospital for other complications. It is yet to be established how she got Covid-19.”

Death 5: March 25

The country yesterday confirmed one more death in Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital which is the fifth death from Covid-19. The deceased was a 65-year-old man.

He was a family member of an overseas returnee. He had diabetes and hypertension and died on Wednesday morning, said Meerjady Sabrina Flora. 

On March 21, the second person died from Covid-19 and he was over 73 years old. He had multiple pre-existing complications of non-communicative diseases.

But the deceased was not in any confirmed close contact with any overseas returnee. Neither has any of his family members come from abroad nor did any expatriate visit his house.

Contrarily, in a press conference Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of the IEDCR said, two expatriates were in that locality and the deceased was probably infected from them and they will investigate the matter.

Similarly, infection source of the third and fourth deceased is unknown.