Barisal division logged as many as 19 new Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday morning.
Of them, 13 died at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH), two in Patuakhali and four in Barguna.Besides, 533 people have tested positive for Covid in the division in the past 24 hours, the officials said.
Of the 533 fresh Covid cases in the division, 202 have been identified in Barisal district alone. So far, 10,306 people have been infected with Covid-19 in the district.
On Tuesday, the division recorded the highest single-day Covid cases at 879.
So far, some 24,096 active patients have been identified in the division and 16,391 of them have recovered.
Divisional Health Director Dr Basudev Kumar Das said that 365 patients have died of Covid-19 in the division so far.
According to SBMCH authorities, 37 more patients were admitted to the hospital in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.Besides, 259 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit of SBMCH.