277 new infections reported in 24 hours
Fourteen more Covid-19 related deaths were recorded at Kushtia General Hospital in 24 hours till Monday morning.
Of the deceased, eight were confirmed Covid patients while the remaining six showed symptoms of the virus, said Dr MA Momen, administrator of Kushtia General Hospital.
Kushtia recorded 22 deaths on Friday, the highest single-day fatality count this year.
Besides, the district logged as many as 277 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours after testing 1077 samples during this period, said Dr Momen.
The positivity rate in the district currently stands at 26.97%.
Besides, 268 patients with Covid symptoms are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital, the official said.
So far, 10,582 people have been found infected in the district, while 341 people have died of Covid-19.
Dr Tapas Kumar Sarkar, the resident medical officer of the hospital, said the hospital staffs are struggling to handle the rising number of Covid patients in the district.