10 more die of corona in Kushtia hospital

Our Correspondent

17 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KUSHTIA: Ten more people have died of corona at Kushtia General Hospital in the past 24 hours, officials said on Friday.

Of the deceased, seven had tested positive for corona 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 corona unit. Of them, 219 are confirmed corona patients, officials said.

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

The new numbers took Kushtia’s corona 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.