Sylhet division has logged 17 new Covid-related deaths in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, as the ruthless Delta variant of coronavirus continues its spread across the country.
Of the total deaths, 11 were reported in Sylhet district alone, said Dr Himangshu Lal Roy, director (health) of Sylhet.
The positivity rate currently stands at 24.19%.
With the fresh figures, the total fatalities and cases in the division now stand at 919 and 49,628, respectively.
Moreover, 37,795 people have recovered to date.
Besides, 35 people have been admitted to the corona unit of Sylhet Osmani Medical College and Hospital in the past 24 hours.
Currently, 534 Covid patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Sylhet division.