13 die, 800 more test positive for Covid-19 in Khulna


KHULNA, June 15, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 800 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division today, climbing the number of infected patients to 41,028.

Death toll from the disease reaches 739, including highest 196 in Khulna, followed by 135 in Kushtia, 93 in Jashore, 64 in Chuadanga, 60 in Jhenidah, 58 in Bagerhat, 55 in Satkhira, 28 in Narail, 27 in Meherpur and 23 in Magura while 13 more fatalities were reported afresh on the day, said Dr Rasheda Sultana, divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows an almost increase one and half times compared to the previous day’s figure of 614, said the health department sources.

“Among the infected people, 33,391 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 217 new recoveries found this morning,” said Dr Rasheda, adding that a total of 5,217 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 41,270 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 33,995 have been released so far.

On the other hand, 156 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 163 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 249 were detected in Jashore, followed by 166 in Khulna, 91 each in Kustia and Satkhira, 53 in Bagerhat, 50 in Chuadanga, 34 in Jhenidha, 33 in Narail, 23 in Meherpur and 10 in Magura districts.

With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 11,820 in Khulna, 8,546 in Jashore, 5,735 in Kustia, 3,154 in Jhenidah, 2,523 in Satkhira, 2,329 in Chuadanga, 2,262 in Bagerhat, 2,110 in Narail, 1,342 in Magura and 1,207 in Meherpur.