A man who was suffering from fever, sore throat and respiratory problems died 20 minutes after he was admitted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal on Monday.
The 50-year-old man of Taltali Rari Mahal area under Kaunia Police Station of the city was admitted to the hospital around 5:10pm and he died around 5:30pm, said Dr Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital.
He was taken to the hospital’s emergency unit around 4:50pm and later he was sent to the coronavirus unit, he said.
Samples were collected from the deceased and those will be sent to Dhaka to ascertain whether he had been infected with coronavirus, Dr Bakir said.
Three people have so far died at the coronavirus unit of the hospital while nine others are undergoing treatment there.
Bangladesh on Monday reported three more deaths taking the number to 12.
Besides, 35 more people were infected with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the number to 123.