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Bhola agricultural extension official dies of Covid-19

Harlal Madhu, Deputy Director of Bhola’s Department of Agricultural Extension, died of Coronavirus early Friday.

The 58-year-old breathed his last at 12:15am at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College in Barishal.

Sadar Upazila agriculture officer Riaz Uddin said Madhu was found Covid-19 positive on November 7 and was admitted to the hospital.

The Civil Surgeon’s Office said so far 866 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in the district and among them 764 people recovered.

Meanwhile, amid a rising trend in both the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths, Bangladesh recorded 30 more deaths in 24 hours until Thursday morning, raising the fatalities to 6,305 with a fatality rate of 1.43 percent.

The health authorities detected 2,364 new cases during the period, taking the caseload to 441,159.

Besides, 1,934 patients recovered from the disease, and the number of total recoveries from coronavirus have jumped to 356,772.

Bangladesh reported its first cases on March 8. The infection number reached the 300,000-mark on August 26. The first death was reported on March 18 and the death toll exceeded 6,000 on November 4.

Source: United News of Bangladesh