10 more die of Covid at Kushtia hospital


16th July, 2021 03:01:04 PM printer

10 more die of Covid at Kushtia hospital

Ten more people have died of Covid-19 at Kushtia General Hospital in the past 24 hours, officials said on Friday.

Of the deceased, seven had tested positive for Covid while the remaining three showed symptoms of the virus, said administrator of the hospital, Dr MA Momen.

As many as 280 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital's 250-bed Covid unit. Of them, 219 are confirmed Covid patients, officials said.

Meanwhile, 203 more people in the district have contracted the virus. Some 735 samples have been tested for Covid in the past 24 hours. This puts the district's case positivity rate at 27.61 percent.

The new numbers took Kushtia’s Covid caseload to 11,674 on Friday, while the death toll mounted to 380. So far, 7,335 people in the district have recovered from the virus.