Kushtia General Hospital on Sunday morning reported 17 more Covid-related deaths in 24 hours amid an alarming surge in the number of new infections in the district.
Of the deceased, 13 were confirmed Covid patients while the remaining four were showing the symptoms of the virus, said Dr MA Momen, administrator of the Kushtia General Hospital.
Besides, 176 people were tested positive for corona in the district in the past 24 hours. "Some 580 samples were tested during the period," he said.
The positivity rate currently stands at 29.88%.
Moreover, a total of 285 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital with Covid symptoms.
Dr Taposh Kumar Sarkar, resident medical officer of the hospital, said, “The number of Covid-19 patients is increasing day by day, forcing authorities to accommodate people on the floor of the corona ward. If the situation worsens further, it will be very difficult for us to handle it with this limited manpower.”
So far, 10,060 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while the death toll from Covid topped 310. On the other hand, 6,379 people have recovered from Covid infections to date.