Over the past 24 hours, 10 people have died in the division, taking the overall toll to 749
Khulna division in a 24-hour span till Wednesday morning registered its highest ever daily count of Covid-19 cases with the figure crossing the grim 800-mark for the second consecutive day.
On Tuesday, the division for the first time recorded 818 cases, followed by 614 cases on Monday and 606 cases on Sunday.
Rasheda Sultana, director of the Khulna Divisional Health Office, confirmed the latest caseload, saying that 41,846 cases had been detected in 10 districts under the division till now.
Over the past 24 hours, 10 people have died in the division, taking the overall toll to 749.
Of the deceased, four were from Bagerhat, three from Jessore, and one each from Khulna, Kushtia and Meherpur.
Nine deaths in a Khulna hospital alone
Nine patients died at the Khulna Covid-19 Dedicated Hospital.
Among them, five had previously been identified as Covid-19 positive while the remaining four died after showing symptoms of the virus, said Dr Suhash Ranjan Halder, focal person of the dedicated Covid-19 unit.
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With them, 312 people have died so far at the hospital.
Besides, 139 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Of them, 70 people are getting treatment in the red zone of the hospital, 21 in the yellow zone, 20 in ICU (intensive care unit), and 28 in HDU (high deficiency unit), said Dr Halder.
According to results collected from the RT-PCR Lab in Khulna Medical College and Hospital, 222 people came out positive in 684 tests carried out in the 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday.
Of them, 149 people tested positive in the sample test of 365 people in Khulna. Besides, 31 from Bagerhat, five from Jashore, five from Satkhira, six from Jhenaidah and four from Narail district tested positive for Covid-19.
Mehdi Newaz, Vice-Chancellor of Khulna Medical College, said the positivity rate was 37.31% as per total sample test on PCR machines.
In Khulna division, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Chuadanga on March 19, 2020.