Two die with corona-like symptoms

News Desk :
Two persons died with symptoms similar to that of coronavirus in two districts in the last 24 hours.
A rickshaw-puller was kept at the isolation ward of Kushtia General Hospital on Friday after he went there for treatment with fever, cough and breathing complications.
Family members took the 45-year-old man to the hospital around 2pm, said Dr Tapas Kumar Sarkar, resident medical officer at the hospital.
He said the man has been showing such symptoms for the last three days and on Thursday his breathing complications worsened.
The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has been informed about this, Kushtia Civil Surgeon Dr HM Anwarul Islam said, adding that soon his samples will be sent to the IEDCR.
About keeping family members of the hospitalised man in home-quarantine, Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jubayer Hossain said he is not informed yet about the incident.
Bangladesh on Friday confirmed the detection of five more new coronavirus patients, raising the total number of such cases in the country to 61.
The country has so far confirmed six deaths from coronavirus while 26 others have already made recovery.
The global death toll from coronavirus jumped to 54,231 as of Friday evening. It has so far infected 1,030,664people around the world, according to worldometer.
Besides, a college student, suffering from fever, cold and respiratory problem, diedat his own residence at Narayanpur village in Sadar upazila early Friday.
The deceased was identified as Hasan Ali, 20, a 2nd year student of Jhaudanga College and son of Baharul Islam of the village.
Irad Ali, a member of Balli Union under ward No 6, said Hasan had been suffering from fever, cold, respiratory problem for the last 6-7 days.
Family sources of Hasan said they gave him medicine from a village doctor but it didn’t work and he breathed his last around 12:30 am.
Civil Surgeon Dr Hossain Shafayet said a medical team was sent to the spot but they found that he had no coronavirus-like symptoms.
The samples of the victim will be sent to the IEDCR if the family agrees, he said.
Besides, 49 more overseas returnees were kept in home quarantine in the district in the last 24 hours. With this ,a total of 2,893 people have been kept in home quarantine so far in the district while 696 got released from home quarantine.