Bangladesh confirms two more coronavirus deaths as infections surge to 70

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Two more coronavirus patients have died in the last 24 hours in the country, taking the number of deaths from the infection to eight, IEDCR said today.

Of them, one was 90-year-old, and the other was 68, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), during a press briefing.

One of the deceased was under treatment in Dhaka while another was outside the capital, she said adding that one had heart disease and had stenting done previously and another had a history of stroke.

Meanwhile, nine more have tested positive for coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. Total number of confirmed cases so far is 70.

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