Elderly man dies with corona symptoms in Noakhali
An elderly man with coronavirus symptoms died in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali district on Tuesday afternoon.
Deceased Abdul Malek, 75, was a resident of Purbo Eklashpur village under Eklashpur union in the upazila.
Quoting the victim's family members, Begumganj upazila health and family planning officer Dr Asim Kumer Das said Abdul Malek had been suffering from fever, cold, cough and respiratory problems for last three days. He was also a cardiovascular patient.
It is primarily assumed that he might have died of cardiac arrest.
However, sample was collected and will be sent to the Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID) in Chattogram's Faujdarhat for test, Dr Asim said.
Meanwhile, inmates of the deceased have been kept under home quarantine.
Meanwhile, the local public representative has been assigned to monitor so that no one can leave or enter the house, he added.