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Covid-19: Khulna division fatalities hit yet another high as 51 die

Toll reaches 1,265 in the southern division

Update : 05 Jul 2021, 04:35 PM

Khulna division, which has become the virus hotspot, has logged its highest-ever daily deaths with 51 fatalities reported in the 24 hours to Monday morning.

As many as 1,470 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division during the same time, taking the total caseload to 62,034 since the pandemic began.

With this latest development, the total death toll from the disease reached 1,265 in the division.

Of the total Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest 17 were from Kustia, followed by 13 from Khulna, six from Jessore, five each from Meherpur and Jhenaidah, two each from Bagerhat and Chuadanga and one from Magura, said the Director of the Divisional Health Dr Rasheda Sultana.

“A total of 62,034 infected patients were admitted in different hospitals in 10 districts while 40,553 have recovered and 1,265 died while the rest are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and their respective homes in the division,” Dr Rasheda continued.   

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