A second doctor, Colonel (retd) Professor Dr Moniruzzaman, has died from the novel coronavirus in Bangladesh.
He was resident doctor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet).
Confirming the matter to The Business Standard, Bangladesh Doctors' Foundation's (BDF) Coordinator Nirupom Das said, "Professor Moniruzzaman passed away at Combined Military Hospital on Sunday afternoon."
With him, a total of two doctors lost battle against the deadly virus in the country, he added.
According to BDF data, so far 554 doctors have been diagnosed positive with coronavirus, while only 20 recovered.
The health directorate Sunday reported the highest single-day rise of Covid-19 cases – 665 – in 24 hours till 8am. Two more deaths from the virus were also reported, bringing the total number of casualties to 177.
Bangladesh reported first death of a physician - Dr Md Moyeen Uddin, an assistant professor of Medicine at the Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital- on April 15.