Barishal division has logged as many as 16 new Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday morning.
Of the deceased, six were confirmed Covid patients while the remaining showed symptoms of the virus.
All of them died at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH), the officials said.
Divisional Health Director Dr Basudev Kumar Das said that 500 patients have died of Covid-19 in the division so far.
Besides, 773 people have tested positive for Covid in Barishal division in the past 24 hours.
Of the fresh Covid cases in the division, 337 have been identified in Barisal district alone.
Some 36,140 active Covid patients have been identified in the division to date, according to the officials.
According to SBMCH authorities, 53 more patients have been admitted to the hospital in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.
Moreover, 349 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit of SBMCH.