A policeman, who was undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infection at Khulna General Hospital, died on Wednesday, officials said Thursday.
Mohammad Azizur Rahman was working with the Khulna Court police as a constable.
Mohammad Mahbub Hasan, superintendent of Khulna Police, said that Azizur tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday after exhibiting symptoms like fever and cough for a couple of days.
On Wednesday, Azizur's condition worsened and he was brought to Khulna General Hospital from Paikgachha upazila, where he died in the afternoon, reports UNB.
The body of the policeman has been handed over to his family members in Tala upazila of Satkhira district, the SP said.
With the death of Azizur, the number of fatalities in the district has now risen to 97.
Covid-19 continues to choke lives out of the residents of Khulna as 36 people died in the division in the past 24 hours, the highest in the country, officials said Wednesday.
At Khulna General Hospital, some 156 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit.
Of them, 98 people are getting treatment in the red zone of the hospital, 22 in the yellow zone, 20 in ICU (intensive care unit), and 16 in HDU (high deficiency unit), hospital sources said.