Another member of the Bangladesh Police died from COVID-19 infections in a hospital in the capital on Thursday morning.
The deceased was identified as Chhoton Dev, 29, son of Sadhan Dev, hailing from Batajuri village of Chattogram. He was a constable of special branch of Cox's Bazar District police.He breathed his last at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital while undergoing treatment.
Superintendent of Police in Cox's Bazar ABM Masud Hossain confirmed the matter to media.
Chhoton was admitted to the hospital on June 10 after he was tested positive for Covid-19, he said.
Chhoton was the first police personnel from the district to die with Covid-19 infection. With him, at least 51 members of police personnel have died so far across the country after being infected with Covid-19 while discharging their duties.
As of Tuesday, the total number of infections from Covid-19 in the police force was around13,032, according to a tally of Police Headquarters.
Of the infected, nearly 9,500 made recovery and most of them rejoined work.