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9 more die of corona in Kushtia

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  • 11 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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9 more die of corona in Kushtia

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KUSHTIA: Nine more corona-related deaths were reported at Kushtia General Hospital in the past 24 hours, officials said on Tuesday morning.

Of the deceased, eight had tested positive for corona while remaining one showed symptoms of the virus, said statistics officer of Kushtia General Hospital, Md Mejbaul Alam.

Besides, 166 people have tested positive for corona in the district in the past 24 hours. “Some 572 samples were tested during the period,” he said.

The positivity rate rose to 29.02 percent from Monday’s 27.59 percent, while the WHO recommends a positivity rate of below 5percent.

A total of 199 people with Covid symptoms are currently undergoing treatment at the leading medical facility, officials said.

So far, 16,115 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while the death toll reached 640.

On the other hand, 12,424 people have recovered from corona to date.