Bangladesh has reported its first Covid-19 related death. The patient was a 70-year-old man and died on Tuesday, officials said today.

Director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora revealed this information at a press briefing on Wednesday.

He said the 70-year-old man also had diabetes and kidney problems. He was kept at the Intensive Care Unit, Flora said.

So far, 14 people in Bangladesh have tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus.

The first three Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh were reported on March 8.

Globally, more than 1.50 lakh people have tested positive for Covid-19 in more than 150 countries and over 7,500 have died so far.