The rate of deaths from Covid-19 is higher among agricultural scientists than that among people in other professions. But, the infection rate is lower among them.
The death rate among them is 11.76 percent against the overall rate among all professionals of only 1.30 percent.
Krishibid Institute sources said, as of June 21, 102 agricultural scientists were infected with Covid-19 and 12 unfortunate people lost their lives.
Secretary General of Krishibid Institute Md Khairul Alam Prince said, "Most of the people, who lost their lives, were above 50 years old and some of them were suffering from other diseases as well. Maybe that is why they were not able to come round from the infection."
Among the 102 infected agricultural scientists so far, 40 have cured from the virus while 50 others are still undergoing treatment.