The deceased has been identified as Ahmed Hossain
A prisoner of Sylhet jail has died of Covid-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus strain that has so far killed 239 people in Bangladesh.
The deceased identified as Ahmed Hossain, 55 was from Ghorai village of Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet.
Senior Jail Super Md Abdul Jalil confirmed the matter on Monday.
Abdul Jalil said Ahmed, who was suffering from heart complications, died at MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital on Sunday.
"As he died showing coronavirus symptoms, health authorities collected samples from the deceased and ran a test for coronavirus."
"On Monday, his reports came back positive for Covid-19." said the Jail Super.
Ahmed Hossain, who was a Khadem (caretaker) of a mosque in Ghorai village of Kanaighat upazila, was in jail since April over a murder case, he added.