Barishal division has logged 21 new Covid deaths in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Monday morning.
Of the deceased, six tested positive for Covid-19 while the remaining 15 showed symptoms of the virus infection.
Fifteen of them died at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) while the others in different hospitals, the officials said.
Divisional Health Director Dr Basudev Kumar Das said that 553 patients have died of Covid-19 so far in the division.
Besides, 388 people have tested positive for Covid in Barishal division in the past 24 hours and of them, 83 alone are from Barishal district.
So far, 15,866 people have been infected in the district.
Some 38,684 active Covid patients have been identified in the division to date, according to the officials.
According to SBMCH authorities, 27 more patients have been admitted to the hospital in 24 hours till Monday morning.
Moreover, 73 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit of SBMCH and 154 in the isolation ward of the hospital.