Three people, including a freedom fighter, died with coronavirus-like symptoms in Shariatpur, Manikganj, and Pabna districts in the last 24 hours.
In Shariatpur, a 60-year-old man with coronavirus-like symptoms died at his residence in Shariatpur's Jajira upazila earlier today.
"The man, hailing from Mirashar village of Mulna union in Jajira, yesterday came to the hospital with fever, cold, cough and breathing problems. We gave him treatment and collected his samples for coronavirus test," Dr Mahmudul Hasan, Jajira upazila health and family planning officer, told The Daily Star.
"The old man died at his residence 2:45am today," he said
"The samples were sent to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) for testing today," Dr Hasan also said.
The body was buried by the Islamic Foundation as per the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the official added.
In Manikganj, a freedom fighter died with coronavirus symptoms at the isolation ward of Manikganj District Hospital early in the morning.
The 74-year-old breathed his last at the hospital around 4:30am, said Dr Arshad Ullah, superintendent of the hospital.
The elderly man was admitted to the hospital with fever and respiratory problems yesterday afternoon, said the doctor.
Health officials collected samples from the deceased this morning for coronavirus testing and sent them to Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute in Savar, added the hospital superintendent.
The deceased elder fought under sector no-11 during the liberation war in 1971, reports our Makinkganj correspondent.
In Pabna, an elderly man died while undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Pabna Medical College Hospital last night.
The 65-year-old, hailing from Moszidpara village of the district's Sujangar upazila, was admitted to the hospital with fever, cough and respiratory problems on June 1, said Dr Abul Hossain, assistant director of the hospital.
The elderly man died at the hospital last night, our Pabna correspondent reports quoting Abul Hossain.
The health officials collected samples from the patient before he died and sent those to the laboratory of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for coronavirus testing, added the doctor.