Barishal division has logged as many as 18 new Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Tuesday morning.
Of the deceased, seven had tested positive for Covid-19 while the remaining 11 showed symptoms of the virus infection.
Fourteen of them died at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) alone, the officials said.
Divisional Health Director Dr Basudev Kumar Das said that 494 patients have died of Covid-19 in the division so far.
On Monday, the division logged the highest Covid fatality figure at 31.
Besides, 740 people have tested positive for Covid in Barishal division in the past 24 hours.
Of the fresh Covid cases in the division, 245 have been identified in Barisal district alone. So far, 14,660 people have been infected with Covid in the district.
Some 35,367 Covid cases have been identified in the division to date, according to the officials.
According to SBMCH authorities, 55 more patients have been admitted to the hospital in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
Moreover, 123 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit of SBMCH and 204 in the isolation ward of the hospital.
Source: United News of Bangladesh