Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Seven more die of Covid at Kushtia hospital

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

Covid fatalities in the district was just one the previous day, which gave hope to its residents that the worst was over.

Besides, 45 people emerged positive for Covid in the district during this period, after 259 samples were tested. The positivity rate currently stands at 17.37%.

Statistics officer of Kushtia General Hospital Md Mejbaul Alam said that a total of 80 people with Covid symptoms are currently undergoing treatment at the leading medical facility.

The number is significantly low compared to that of July and the better part of August when almost all the 250 beds of the hospital used to be occupied with Covid patients.

So far, 17,688 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while the death toll reached 724 on Tuesday.

On the other hand, 12,308 people have recovered from Covid to date.