Update March 22, 2020

Dhaka 9-37 am, 17-September, 2021

Sylhet woman dies in quarantine, IEDCR to collect sampless

Online Desk

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) will collect the blood and saliva samples of a UK returnee woman, who died at a hospital in Sylhet early Sunday.

Himanshu Lal Roy, the deputy director of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, said a team from IEDCR will collect the samples of the woman who died around 3:30am.

Sylhet Civil Surgeon Dr Premendro Mondol said the woman was admitted to an isolation ward of Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital with cough, asthma, and fever on March 20.

She was showing the symptoms of Coronavirus and the IEDCR was scheduled to collect her blood sample for test on Sunday.

The woman, 60, returned home from the UK on March 4. She was the resident of Shamimbad residential area in the city, the civil surgeon said.

A total of 784 people were sent to home quarantine in the district while three coronavirus suspects were taken to Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital.

Meanwhile, the number of globally confirmed coronavirus casese rose to more than 300,000 on Sunday. So far, The virus has claimed13,068 lives — a mortality rate of 12 percent, according to Worldometer.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh on Saturday announced the second coronavirus death and detection of four new coronavirus patients, raising the number of such cases in the country to 24.

Bangladesh reported the country’s first death from coronavirus on March 18.

Covid-19 is affecting 188 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harboured in Yokohama, Japan).

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