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Two more doctors die from coronavirus

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Health Desk-18 July, 2020: Two more doctors died of Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at two city hospitals on Friday.

They are SM Nur Uddin Baki Rumi, assistant professor of surgery at Kushtia Medical College, and Kohel Karim, doctor of medicine at Dhaka National Medical College.

Rumi breathed his last around 2:30am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), said Mily Dey, director of Bangladesh Doctors' Foundation (BDF) Trust.

He tested positive for coronavirus on July 3 and was admitted to BSMMU on the same day.

Meanwhile, Karim breathed his last around 3:15pm at Intensive Care Unit of Popular Medical College Hospital where he was admitted with coronavirus symptoms a few days ago, said Mily.

With them, at least 71 physicians so far died with Covid-19 infection while 11 others passed away showing symptoms of the virus, according to BDF.

On the other hand, Foundation for Doctors' Safety Rights and Responsibility said 67 doctors died of Covid-19 while 10 others died after showing coronavirus symptoms.