22 more die, 625 test Covid-19 positive in Khulna division


KHULNA, June 19, 2021 (BSS) – A total of 625 people were tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division today, climbing the number of infected patients to 44,269.

Death toll from the disease reached 797, including highest 206 in Khulna, followed by 147 in Kustia, 104 in Jashore, 68 in Chuadanga, 63 in Bagerhat, 62 in Jhenidah, 60 in Satkhira, 33 in Meherpur, 30 in Narail and 24 in Magura while 22 more fatalities were reported afresh on the day, said Dr Rasheda Sultana, divisional director of Health.

In last 24 hours, highest 22 fatalities were reported in seven districts in the division. Of the dead, seven are in Kustia, four in Satkhira, three each in Khulna and Jashore, two each in Chuadanga and Meherpur and one in Jhenidah in the districts.

The new daily infection figure also shows an almost decrease compared to the previous day’s figure of 1,033, said the health department sources.

“Among the infected people, 34,126 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 192 new recoveries found this morning,” said Dr Rasheda, adding that a total of 5,566 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 44,517 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 34,762 have been released so far.

On the other hand, 94 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 79 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 163 were detected in Jashore, followed by 149 in Khulna, 112 in Kustia, 76 in Chuadanga, , 56 in Satkhira, 24 in Jhenidah, 18 in Narail, 14 in Meherpur and 10 in Magura and 3 in Bagerhat in the districts.

With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total case are now stands at 12,598 in Khulna, 9,407 in Jashore, 6,174 in Kustia, 3,306 in Jhenidah, 2,852 in Satkhira, 2,523 in Chuadanga, 2,482 in Bagerhat, 2,228 in Narail, 1,385 in Magura and 1,314 in Meherpur.