ANKARA

Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed its first death due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meerjady Sabrina Flora, head of Bangladesh’s Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, announced during a news conference that the patient was a 70-year-old woman who was suffering from cardiac problems, high-blood pressure, kidney diseases and diabetes.

She got infected after getting in contact with a person who had just returned from abroad, said the official.

Another 14 people have been infected with the virus which causes the disease known as COVID-19, she added.

Flora said that the infection spread in the country due to family contacts.

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