• Thursday, Apr 15, 2021
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Chittagong EC official dies of Covid-19

  • Published at 05:37 pm April 2nd, 2021
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Ataur Rahman Collected

Ataur was flown to Dhaka with breathing difficulties after he came down with a high fever and cold

An official of the Election Commission (EC) died at a private hospital in Dhaka on Friday, three days after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ataur Rahman, 45, was a senior election officer with the Chittagong EC district office.

He died while undergoing treatment at the Dhaka hospital, said Md Hasanuzzaman, the regional election officer of Chittagong.

Ataur was flown to Dhaka for treatment on March 25 with breathing difficulties after he came down with a high fever and cold. And he tested positive for Covid on March 29. Later, he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital as his condition deteriorated, Hasanuzzman said.

The EC official breathed his last at the ICU at 2am on Friday.

Meanwhile, for the third time in four days, Bangladesh recorded its highest daily coronavirus cases as the health authorities confirmed 6,469 new infections on Thursday afternoon.

The infection rate jumped to 22.94% from 19.9% of Wednesday’s when the country recorded 5,358 cases, the highest in months.

On Tuesday, 5,042 cases were recorded and the number was 5,181 on Monday. The fatalities reached 9,105 with 59 new deaths.

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