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Infant dies from coronavirus in Naogaon

  • Published at 01:04 pm June 12th, 2021
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The child died on June 2 while at a government hospital, say officials

An eight-month-old child has died of the coronavirus at a state-run hospital in the northern district of Naogaon, say health officials.

The infant died on June 2 while undergoing treatment at the Sapahar Upazila Health Complex and the samples came back positive on June 9, said Deputy Civil Surgeon Monzur-e Morshed.

The child, who was suffering from diarrhoea, was brought to the hospital by her parents on May 31, said  Sapahar Upazila Health Officer Ruhul Amin.

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The hospital authorities collected samples after the child died on June 2 and sent to the Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, he said.

The coronavirus situation is deteriorating in Bangladesh with a number of bordering districts particularly witnessing restrictions on public movement to curb the spread of infections.

As many as 13,032 people have died of Covid-19 and 822,849 others infected until Friday since the pandemic hit the country in March last year.