KHULNA: A number of 33 persons died of Covid-19 and 249 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus in the last 24-hour till this morning in the division, climbing the number of infections to 85,784.
Death toll from the disease stood at 2,126 including highest 557 are in Khulna, followed by 480 in Kustia, 305 in Jashore, 180 in Jhenidah, 149 in Chuadanga, 113 in Bagerhat, 121 in Meherpur, 84 in Narail, 82 in Satkhira, and 55 in Magura while 33 more fatalities were reported afresh on the day, said Dr Jashim Uddin Howlader, divisional director of Health said on Saturday.
Among the deaths, 15 are in Kustia, eight in Khulna, six in Jashore, one each in Narail, Meherpur, Magura and Jhenidah districts in the division.
The new daily infection figure also shows increased compared to the previous day's figure of 361, said the health department sources, adding that the figure was 213 on Thursday.
"Among the infected people, 59,115 have, so far, been cured from lethal virus with 858 new recoveries found this morning," said Dr Jashim, adding that a total of 11,858 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 86239 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 61,450 have been released so far.
On the other hand, 159 more have been sent to home and institutional quarantines afresh while 400 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8.00 am today.
The Covid patients are now stands at 22,190 in Khulna, 17,615 in Jashore, 12,938 in Kustia, 6,826 in Jhenidah, 5,591 in Chuadanga 5,483 in Bagerhat, 5,196 in Satkhira, 3,850 in Narail, 3,385 in Meherpur and 2,710 in Magura in the division.