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Covid claims 13 more lives in Kushtia

  • Published at 07:46 am July 6th, 2021
Kushtia General Hospital
File photo shows the front gate of the Kushtia General Hospital Facebook/ Kushtia General Hospital

Patients being treated on the floor and in the corridors due to bed shortage at Kushtia General Hospital

Kushtia General Hospital on Tuesday morning reported 13 more Covid-19-related deaths in 24 hours amid an alarming surge in the number of new infections in the district.

Eleven of them had tested Covid-19 positive while the rest were showing symptoms consistent with the disease, said Dr MA Momen, administrator of Kushtia General Hospital.

Besides, 292 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district in the past 24 hours. "A total of 885 samples were tested during the period," he said.

The test positivity rate currently stands at 30.30%.


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Moreover, a total of 274 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital with Covid-19 symptoms.

Dr Tapas Kumar Sarkar, resident medical officer of the hospital, said patients had to be treated on the floor and in the corridors as there were no beds. "The number of patients coming to the hospital for Covid-19 and its symptoms is increasing every day."

Dr Tapas also said the hospital staff are struggling to handle the rising number of Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, there is a possibility of an oxygen crisis in the hospital, he said, adding that most of the admitted patients are being provided with oxygen support.

So far, 8,766 people have been infected with the virus in the district, while the death toll stood at 245. A total of 5,823 people have recovered to date.

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