COVID-19 cases marks 10,000 in Khulna division

Publish: 5:18 PM, July 23, 2020 | Update: 5:18:PM, July 23, 2020

KHULNA,  – With detection of 247 more positive cases in the last 24 hours till today’s noon, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients in the division has marked 10,000, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report here today.

“We received 282 samples at Khulna Medical College (KMC) and other samples in Jashore and Kushtia laboratories in the last 24 hours till this noon and 247 of those were found COVID-19 positive,” Assistant Director (Health) of Khulna division Dr. Ferdousi Akhter told BSS this noon.

The health officials said the newly detected COVID-19 patients are 64 in Jhenaidah, 40 in Satkhira, 34 in Khulna, 23 each in Chuadanga and Kushtia, 20 in Jashore, 16 in Narail, 14 in Bagerhat, nine in Magura and four in Meherpur districts in the division.

“Among the total 10,000 COVID-19 patients, 3,834 are in Khulna, 1,487 in Jashore, 1,293 in Kushtia, 746 in Jhenaidah, 616 in Satkhira, 568 in Narail, 489 in Bagerhat, 469 in Chuadanga, 355 in Magura and 143 in Meherpur districts” Dr. Ferdousi said.

The number of recovered COVID-19 continues increasing along with rise in the number of infected patients in recent weeks in the division, she said.

“With the healing of 167 more infected patients, the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients rose to 5,117 with the recovery rate of 51.17 percent in the division till today’s noon,” she said.

The recovered patients are being discharged from home isolations and Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals after disappearance of all symptoms and finding of two consecutive real-time PCR tests.

“Among the total 10,000 coronavirus infected persons, 1,072 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals as 5,117 have recovered and 179 died while the rest are undergoing treatment in isolation at their respective homes in the division”, Dr. Ferdousi said.

With the six more deaths the total number of fatalities now reached 179 in the division.

“The district-wise break-up of the fatalities remains at 58 in Khulna, 28 in Kushtia, 20 in Jashore, 18 in Satkhira, 14 in Jhenaidah, 10 in Bagerhat, 10 in Naral, eight in Magura, seven in Meherpur and six in Chuadanga districts in the division”, she added.

Currently, the fatality rate among the total 10,000 Covid-19 patients stands at little over 1.79 percent in the division.

During the last 24 hours, 276 people were put in quarantine at home or institutions and 220 others released from all ten districts in the division.

A total of 48,125 people were put in quarantines since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in all ten districts of Khulna division.

Among them, 45,049 have so far been released and are currently remaining in home or institutional quarantines in the division.