Tuesday, 21 September, 2021

Covid claims 34 more lives in Khulna division

Covid claims 34 more lives in Khulna division

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Khulna division has logged 34 new Covid-related deaths in 24 hours till Thursday morning, as the Delta variant of the deadly coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country.

According to the health director's office, nine people died in Kushtia, six in Jashore, four each in Khulna and Meherpur, three each in Magura and Jhenaidah, two each in Bagerhat and Narail, and one in Chuadanga district.

The total death toll in the division has now reached 2,554, officials said.

Besides, some 817 new Covid infections have been detected in 10 districts of the division in the past 24 hours, pushing up the total cases to 97,693.

Earlier, 35 people died of Covid-19 in the division on Wednesday, while 745 people were found infected with the virus.

In Khulna division, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Chuadanga on March 19, 2020.

So far, 75,320 people have been recovered from Covid in the division.