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10:38 AM, March 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:29 PM, March 22, 2020

UK-returnee with coronavirus symptoms dies in isolation

A UK-returnee, who was put under isolation at a Sylhet hospital with coronavirus symptoms, died early today.

The woman, aged around 61, breathed her last at Sylhet Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital around 3:30am, said Civil Surgeon of Sylhet, Premanando Mondol.

She returned from London on March 4 and was suffering from fever, cough and breathing problems for the last 10 days, our correspondent reports quoting the civil surgeon.

She was admitted to the hospital on March 20 and was put in isolation as her condition deteriorated, he added.

A team of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has collected her blood sample around 11:30am, said Debapada Ray, director of health at the Sylhet division's Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) office.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Abul Kalam told The Daily Star that family members of the deceased have been put under home quarantine.

The body of the woman was buried at a graveyard near Manik Peer Mazar in Sylhet city around 2:00pm under the supervision of district administration. The civil surgeon and health officials were present during the burial.  

Bangladesh has so far confirmed deaths of two coronavirus patients.

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