Medical &Health

11 more die of Covid in Kushtia

Eleven more people have died of Covid-19 at Kushtia General Hospital (KGH) in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.

Of the deceased, seven were confirmed Covid-19 patients and four had symptoms of the virus, said KGH’s Md Mejbaul Alam.

Some 285 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the 250-bed hospital.

During the past 24 hours, 88 people have tested positive out of 280 PCR laboratory tests, which have taken the infection rate to 31.42 percent in the district.

So far, 11,762 people have been identified with Covid-19 infection. Of them, 387 have died and 7,525 recovered in the district to date, officials said.

As Bangladesh continues to struggle with the deadly second wave of Covid-19, the new figures took the death tally to 17,465 and the caseload to 10,83,922, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Friday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh