A total of 880 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of Khulna division on Wednesday, raising the number of infected patients to 1,18,341.
With one more death reported in the district in the last 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 fatalities from the disease rose to 3,203, including 810 in Khulna, followed by 790 in Kustia, 517 in Jashore, 269 in Jhenidah, 189 in Chuadanga, 145 in Bagerhat,121 in Narail, 183 in Meherpur, 91 in Magura and 88 in Satkhira, said Dr Monjur Morshed, Khulna divisional director of Health.
The new daily infection figure shows an increasing trend compared to the previous day’s figure of 714, said the health department sources.
“Among the infected people, 1,09,473 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with eight new recoveries found on Wednesday morning,” said Dr Monjur, adding that a total of 18,538 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.
Besides, all the positive cases of Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 1, 19,386 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 1, 13.438 have now been released.
On the other hand, 72 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 36 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 229 were detected in Jashore, followed by 189 in Khulna, 120 in Kustia, 86 in Jhenidah, 78 in Chuadanga, 71 in Satkhira, 35 in Bagerhat, 33 in Magura, 22 in Narail and 17 in Meherpur in the division.
With the newly detected 880 patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 29,256 in Khulna, 23,240 in Jashore, 19,615 in Kustia, 10,146 in Jhenidah, 7,466 in Satkhira, 7,142 in Chuadanga, 7,208 in Bagerhat, 5,109 in Narail, 4,845 in Meherpur and 4,314 in Magura.
A total of 1,04,771 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10, 2020 to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus
Of them, 1,04,48 people, now, have been released as they were given clearance after completing their respective 14-day quarantine.