Hedait Hossain Molla, Emon Sheikh::A total of 1,591 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the 10 districts of Khulna division in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, taking the number of infected patients in the division to 71,550.
With 60 more fatalities reported on the day, the total death toll from the deadly disease reached 1,593, said Dr Rasheda Sultana, divisional director of Health.
Among the 60 fatalities, 14 were from Khulna district, 13 from Kushtia, seven from Narail, six each from Jessore and Chuadanga, five from Meherpur, four from Magura, three from Jhenaidah and two from Bagerahat.
Both the number of new infections and the daily death toll increased from the previous day.
On Thursday, the division shattered the previous records in terms of deaths, with 71 new fatalities.
“Among the infected people, 46,299 have, so far, recovered from the lethal virus,” said Dr Rasheda.
In Khulna district, the 14 people died at three different hospitals in 24 hours till Sunday morning, health officials said.
While eight people died at the dedicated Covid facility of Khulna Medical College and Hospital, two succumbed to the virus at private Gazi Medical College and Hospital and four died at the corona unit of Khulna General Hospital.
Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital’s nodal officer Dr Suhas Ranjan Haldar said six of the eight people died of Covid-19 while two died after showing Covid symptoms.
Besides, 193 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. Of them, 121 are receiving treatment in the red zone, 36 in the yellow zone, 19 in the ICU (intensive care unit), and 17 in HDU (high deficiency unit), said Dr Suhas.
Some 37 people were admitted to the hospital during the 24-hour period, while 32 were discharged from the hospital, he said.
An official at Gazi Medical College and Hospital said two people have died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. “Besides, some 134 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital,” he said.
Kazi Abu Rashed, a spokesman for the corona unit of Khulna General Hospital, said 20 people were admitted to the hospital in the past 24 hours while 21 patients were discharged after their recovery.
Dr Chandra Debnath Shekhar, a spokesman for Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital, said 43 patients are currently being treated at the hospital and of them 10 are in the ICU.