Kushtia General Hospital on Wednesday morning reported 17 more Covid-related deaths in 24 hours amid an alarming surge in the number of new infections in the district.
Of the deceased, 10 were confirmed Covid patients while the remaining seven showed symptoms of the virus, said Dr MA Momen, administrator of Kushtia General Hospital.Besides, 234 people have tested positive for corona in the district in the past 24 hours. "A total of 801 samples were tested during the period," he said.
The positivity rate currently stands at 29.21%, which was 30.30% a day before.
Moreover, a total of 277 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital with Covid symptoms.
Dr Tapas Kumar Sarkar, the resident medical officer of the hospital, said the hospital staff are struggling to handle the rising number of Covid patients in the district.
So far, 9,432 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while the death toll from Covid topped 275. On the other hand, a total of 6,030 people have recovered from Covid to date.