10 die, 818 more test positive for Covid-19 in Khulna division


KHULNA, June 16, 2021 (BSS)–A total of 818 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division today, climbing the number of infected patients to 41,846.

Death toll from the disease reached 749, including the highest 197 in Khulna, followed by 136 in Kushtia, 96 in Jashore, 64 in Chuadanga, 62 in Bagerhat,60 in Jhenidah, 55 in Satkhira, 28 each in Narail and Meherpur and 23 in Magura while 10 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 compared to the previous day’s figure of 800, said the health department sources.

“Among the infected people, 33,546 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 155 new recoveries found this morning,” Dr Rasheda said, adding that a total of 5,298 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 42,091 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 34,154 have so far been released.

On the other hand, 297 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 212 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 222 were detected in Khulna, followed by 204 in Jashore, 100 in Satkhira, 98 in Kustia, 76 in Bagerhat, 43 in Jhenidah, 41 in Meherpur, 16 each in Chuadanga and Narail and two in Magura districts.

With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 12,042 in Khulna, 8,750 in Jashore, 5,833 in Kustia, 3,197 in Jhenidah, 2,623 in Satkhira, 2,345 in Chuadanga, 2,338 in Bagerhat, 2,126 in Narail, 1,344 in Magura and 1,248 in Meherpur.