The division’s death toll stands at 1,641
A total of 1,642 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the 10 districts of Khulna division in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, taking the number of infected patients in the division to 73,192.
With 48 more fatalities reported on the day, the total death toll from the deadly disease reached 1,641, said Dr Rasheda Sultana, divisional director of Health.
Among the 48 fatalities, 13 were from Khulna district, 12 from Jessore, nine from Kushtia, six from Jhenaidah, three from Chuadanga, two from Bagerhat and one each from Narail, Satkhira and Magura.
The daily death toll decreased from the previous day, while the number of new infections toll rose.
On Thursday, the division shattered the previous records in terms of deaths, with 71 new fatalities.
"Among the infected people, 47,106 have, so far, recovered from the lethal virus," said Dr Rasheda.
Of the fatalities, 17 deaths were reported from the Covid units of four Khulna hospitals deaths in the 24 hours to Monday morning.
Of them, 12 tested positive for Covid-19 while the other had symptoms.
Ten patients died at the Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH), said resident medical officer Suhas Ranjan Halder.
A total of 199 people were undergoing treatment at the hospital's Covid unit till 8am on Monday.
Of the patients, 125 are undergoing treatment in the red zone, 34 in the yellow zone, 20 are in the high-dependency unit (HDU) and 20 are at the intensive care unit (ICU).
Fifty-one were admitted during the same time and 40 were discharged from the hospital.
The Gazi Medical College Hospital recorded three deaths at its Covid unit.
As many as 129 patients were receiving treatment at the Covid unit, said its proprietor Gazi Mizanur Rahman.
Meanwhile, at the Covid unit Khulna General Hospital, three patients died, said its spokesperson Dr Kazi Abu Rashed.
Seventy-six patients were taking treatment at the unit as of Monday morning, he added.
The Covid unit at Khulna's Shahid Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital reported one death in the past 24 hours.
The hospital is currently treating Covid 45 patients.