The number of total fatalities currently stood at 726 in the division with seven more deaths reported on Sunday
With the detection of 614 new positive cases in all 10 districts of the Khulna division in the last 24 hours till Monday afternoon, the total number of Covid-19 infected patients now hit 40,228.
“A total of 33,174 patients have been cured of the lethal virus infection and recovery rate presently stands at 82.46%,” Assistant Director of Khulna Health Division Dr Ferdousi Akhter told BSS,
“The number of Covid-19 cases climbed to 40,228 as 614 new positive cases were reported after testing 1,926 samples at the Khulna Medical College Laboratory and two other Covid-19 laboratories in the division in the last 24 hours till Monday afternoon,” she added.
“Of the total new positive cases, 163 were detected in Khulna, followed by 102 in Bagerhat, 90 in Jessore, 71 in Kushtia, 57 in Chuadanga, 44 in Satkhira, 31 in Meherpur, 25 in Narail, 24 in Jhenidah, seven in Magura,” the health official added.
“A total of 41,328 infected patients were admitted in different hospitals while 33,174 have recovered and 726 died while the rest are undergoing treatment at their respective homes in the division,” Dr Ferdousi continued.
Talking to BSS, Divisional Director (Health) Dr Rasheda Sultana said the number of total fatalities currently stood at 726 in the division with seven more deaths reported on Sunday.
The new fatalities include two each from Jessore and Kushtia, and one each from Khulna, Narail and Meherpur.
The district-wise breakdown of these deaths currently stands at 194 in Khulna, 132 in Kushtia, 91 in Jessore, 64 in Chuadanga, 58 in Jhenidah, 57 in Bagerhat, 52 in Satkhira, 28 in Narail, 27 in Meherpur and 23 in Magura.
“The average casualty rate among all 40,228 Covid-19 positive cases now stands at 1.8% in the division,” she mentioned.
On the other hand, a total of 125 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while others 218 were released in all 10 districts of the division in the last 24 hours till Monday afternoon.
A total of 80,380 people had, so far, been kept under home quarantine and isolation at hospitals.
Of them, 78,810 have now been released after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period and 65,114 are currently remaining in home or institutional quarantine in the division.