Over 15,000 infected with corona in Khulna so far

13 August, 2020 12:00 AM printer

KHULNA: With detection of 333 new more positive cases in last 24 hours till Wednesday noon, the total number of Covid-19 infected patients in the division now reached 15,022, said a Covid-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report here on Wednesday, reports BSS.

“We received 385 samples at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMC) and other samples in Jashore and Kushtia laboratories in the last 24 hours till this noon and 333 persons were found Covid-19 positive,” Assistant Director (Health) of Khulna division Dr Ferdousi Akhter told the agency.

The health officials said the newly detected Covid-19 patients are 64 in Jhenaidah ,61 in Kushtia, 61 in Jashore, 59 in Khulna, 24 in Magura, 23 in Chuadanga, 20 in Narail, 15 in Meherpur, four in Bagerhat and two in Satkhira districts.

The respective houses of the infected persons in different areas in the division were placed on 14-day lockdown according to the health safety guidelines.

Dr Ferdousi said the whereabouts of the persons, who came in contact with Covid-19 patients, were brought to notice and they were asked to remain in home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.

She said all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 15,110 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and another 10,161 were released.

“The district-wise breakup of the patients stands at 4,890 are in Khulna, 2396 in Jashore, 2,182 in Kushtia, 1,213 in Jhenaidah, 968 in Narail, 891 in Chuadanga, 829 in Satkhira, 727 in Bagerhat, 631 in Magura and 295 in Meherpur districts, ” Dr. Ferdousi said.

“With the healing of 160 more infected patients, the total number of recovered Covid-19 patients rose to 9,912 with the recovery rate of 65.98 percent in Khulna division till this noon,” she said.

The patients who are recovered from Covid-19 are being discharged from home isolations or Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals after disappearance of all symptoms and finding of two consecutive real-time PCR tests.

“Among the total 15,022 coronavirus infected persons, 1,547 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals as 10,819 have recovered and 252 died while the rest are undergoing treatment in isolation at their respective homes in the division”, Dr. Ferdousi said.

With the three more deaths, the total number of fatalities now reached 252 in the division.

“The district-wise break-up of the fatalities remains at 73 in Khulna, 44 in Kushtia, 33 in Jashore, 23 in Satkhira, 20 in Jhenaidah, 16 in Bagerhat, 13 in Narail,15 in Chuadanga, eight in Magura and seven in Meherpur districts in the division”, she added.

Currently, the fatality rate among the total 15,022 Covid-19 patients stands at little over 1.67 percent in the division.

During the last 24 hours, 180 people were put in quarantine at home or institutions and 237 others released from all ten districts in the division.

A total of 52314 people were put in quarantines since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak in all ten districts of Khulna division.

Among them, 49,633 have so far been released and 5,786 are currently remaining in home or institutional quarantines in the division.

Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Rasheda Sultana said comprehensive steps have been taken to inspire the people in abiding by the health directives to prevent Covid-19 spread and provide health services to the infected patients to face the situation.

She urged upon everyone for wearing masks, maintaining physical distance and abiding by all health directives set by government to prevent further community transmission of Covid-19 infection in the division.