As many as 16 more people have died of Covid in Barishal division in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday.
On other hand, some 274 new cases were detected during the period, as the country celebrates Eid-ul-Azha, the second-biggest religious festival of the Muslim community.
The fresh cases have taken the division’s death tally to 399 and caseload to 27,663.
Of the recent Covid fatalities, 15 people died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital, said divisional health director Basudeb Kumar Das.
As of Tuesday, 302 Covid patients were undergoing treatment at the 300-bed Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital. Of them, 115 have tested positive for Covid.
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Meanwhile, 35 new Covid patients were admitted to the hospital’s Covid unit in the past 24 hours, the officials said.
So far, 949 people have died of Covid-19 at the hospital.