Saturday, 18 September, 2021

Corona claims 36 more lives in Khulna division

Corona claims 36 more lives in Khulna division

KHULNA: Khulna division has logged 36 new corona-related deaths in 24 hours till Friday morning, as the Delta variant of the deadly coronavirus continues to wreak havoc across the country.

According to the health director’s office, 10 people died in Kushtia district, nine in Khulna, six in Jhenaidah, five in Jashore, four in Meherpur, and one each in Narail and Bagerhat districts. With the fresh figures, the total fatalities in the division have now reached 2,590, officials said.

Besides, some 761 new corona infections have been detected in 10 districts of the division in the past 24 hours, pushing up the total cases to 98,454.

On Thursday, 36 people died of corona in the division, while 817 people were found infected with the virus during the period.

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

So far, 76,354 people have been recovered from corona in the division.