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28 more die of corona in Khulna

28 more die of corona in Khulna

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KHULNA: A number of 28 persons died of corona and 612 more people have tested positive for the deadly virus in the last 24-hour till Sunday morning in the division.

The death toll from the virus reached 2,657 after 28 fatalities were reported in eight districts of the division during the time, said Dr Jashim Uddin Howlader, divisional director of health.

The total fatalities included the highest 677 in Khulna, 630 in Kushtia, 396 in Jashore, 226 in Jhenaidah, 177 in Chuadanga, 159 in Meherpur, 131 in Bagerhat, 98 in Narail, 85 in Satkhira and 78 in Magura district, he said.

Among the new 28 deaths, 12 are in Kushtia, seven in Jashore, two each in Chuadanga, Jhenaidah and Khulna, one each in Bagerhat, Magura and Meherpur in the division.

A total of 612 more people have tested positive for corona in all 10 districts of the division, climbing the number of infected patients to 99,494.

The new daily infection figure also shows a sharp increase compared to the previous day’s figure of 428, said the health department sources.