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Barishal division reports new daily record of 31 COVID-19 deaths

| Updated: August 02, 2021 18:30:17


File photo used for representational purpose. (Collected) File photo used for representational purpose. (Collected)

Barishal division recorded 31 new Covid deaths in 24 hours till Monday morning, the division's highest single-day fatalities this year, said divisional health department authorities.

Of the deceased, 13 had tested positive for Covid-19 while the remaining 18 showed symptoms of the virus infection, reports UNB.

Of them, 23 died at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College and Hospital (SBMCH) alone, the officials said.

Divisional Health Director Dr Basudev Kumar Das said that 487 patients have died of Covid-19 in the division so far.

Besides, 798 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Barishal division in the past 24 hours.

Of the fresh Covid cases in the division, 282 have been identified in Barisal district alone. So far, 14,415 people have been infected with Covid in the district.

Some 34,627 Covid cases have been identified in the division to date, according to the officials.

According to SBMCH authorities, 56 more patients have been admitted to the hospital in 24 hours till Monday morning.

Moreover, 114 Covid patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit of SBMCH and 197 in the isolation ward of the hospital.

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