A suspected patient of black fungus died while undergoing treatment at Birdem Hospital in Dhaka.
"The 65-year-old man tested positive for Covid-19 one month ago. He was admitted to the hospital with post-Covid complications. He had diabetes too," said Professor M Delwar Hossain, head of Respiratory Medicine Department of Birdem Hospital.
"The patient died three days ago. We are suspecting that he was a black fungus patient. His sample has been sent for further test," he added.
Another patient with black fungus is undergoing treatment at the same hospital.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has urged all not to be afraid of the disease.
"There is no need to panic over the black fungus. It can be prevented through awareness," the minister made the remark while inaugurating the Chinese vaccine at Dhaka Medical College Hospital today.
Black fungus is creating havoc across India with several states and Union Territories (UTs) reporting a sharp rise in cases.
Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, is found among people who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) or have recovered from it, and it affects the nose, eyes, and sinuses. Patients with kidney disease, cardiac and liver disorders are also at a high risk of getting infected.