Saturday, 18 September, 2021

41 more die, 1,019 infected with corona in Khulna div

41 more die, 1,019 infected with corona in Khulna div

KHULNA: A total of 1,019 more people have tested positive for corona in all eight districts of the division in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Thursday, climbing the number of infected patients to 91,568.

With 41 more fatalities from the disease reported afresh on the day, the death toll reached 2,335 including highest 612 in Khulna, followed by 540 in Kushtia, 334 in Jashore, 194 in Jhenaidah, 157 in Chuadanga, 135 in Meherpur, 121 in Bagerhat 91 in Narail, 84 in Satkhira, and 67 in Magura, said Dr Jashim Uddin Howlader, divisional director of Health.

Among the newly reported fatalities, 15 in Khulna, nine in Kushtia, five in Jhenidah, four in Jashore, three in Meherpur, two each in  Magura and Narail and one in Chuadanga in the division.

The new daily infection figure also shows almost an increased trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 866, the health department sources said.

“Among the infected people, 66,580 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 1,119 new recoveries found this morning,” said Dr Jashim, adding that a total of 12,915 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for corona have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 92,085 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 68,203 have so far been released.

On the other hand, 218 more have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 248 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8.00 am on Thursday.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest  279 were detected in Jashore, followed by 180 in Khulna,  149 in Kushtia, 96 in Meherpur, 70 in Jhenidah, 60 in Satkhira, 51 each in Magura and Bagerhat, 42 in Chuadanga, 41in Narail in the division.

The district-wise breakup of the total patients are  now stands at 23,465 in Khulna, 18,489 in Jashore, 14,050 in Kushtia, 7,424 in Jhenidah, 5,951 in Chuadanga 5,900 in Bagerhat, 5,573 in Satkhira, 4,058 in Narail, 3,696 in Meherpur and 2,923in Magura.