Twelve more people have died of Covid-19 and related causes at Kushtia General Hospital in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Tuesday morning.
Of the deceased, eight were confirmed Covid-19 patients while four had symptoms of the virus, said Md Mejbaul Alam of the hospital.
Some 253 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the 250-bed hospital.
In the past 24 hours, some 421 people have tested positive for Covid. "Some 1,262 samples were tested during the period," said Mejbaul.
The new cases have taken the infection rate to 33.36 percent in the district, he added.
So far, 12,592 people have been identified with Covid-19 infection in the district. Of them, 423 have died and 7,994 recovered in to date, officials said.