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18 more die of Covid-19, 765 test positive in Khulna

  • Published at 04:34 pm June 17th, 2021
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The death toll has crossed the 200-mark in Khulna district

A total of 765 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division on Thursday, taking the number of infections to 42,611.

With 18 more fatalities from the disease were reported afresh on the day, the death toll reached 767, including the highest 201 in Khulna, 140 in Kushtia, 99 in Jessore, 66 in Chuadanga, 63 in Bagerhat, 61 in Jhenaidah, 55 in Satkhira, 30 in Magura, 28 in Narail and 24 in Meherpur district, said Dr Rasheda Sultana, divisional director of Health.

“Among the infected people, 33,827 have, so far, been cured of the lethal virus with 281 new recoveries found this morning,” said Dr Rasheda, adding that a total of 5,374 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 42,857 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 34,449 have been released so far.

On the other hand, 187 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 221 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8am Thursday.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 203 were detected in Jessore, followed by 181 in Khulna, 88 in Satkhira, 73 in Kushtia, 59 in Chuadanga, 52 in Bagerhat, 38 in Narail, 31 in Jhenaidah, 21 in Magura and 19 in Meherpur district.”

With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total case now stands at 12,0223 in Khulna, 8,953 in Jessore, 5,906 in Kushtia, 3,228 in Jhenaidah, 2,711 in Satkhira, 2,404 in Chuadanga, 2,390 in Bagerhat, 2,164 in Narail, 1,365 in Magura and 1,267 in Meherpur.

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