KHULNA, June 29, 2020 (BSS) – With detection of 216 new more positive cases in last 24 hour till today’s noon, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients in the division climbed to 4,076, said a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report here today.
“We received 272 samples at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMC) and other samples in Jashore and Kushtia laboratories in the last 24 hours till this noon and 216 of those were found COVID-19 positive,” Assistant Director (Health) of Khulna division Dr. Ferdousi Akhter told BSS this noon.
Health officials said the newly detected 216 COVID-19 patients include 102 in Khulna, seven in Bagerhat, nine in Satkhira, 39 in Jashore, 11 in Magura, 12 in Narail and 36 in Kushtia districts in the division.
The official said the district-wise break-up of the Covid-19 patients now stands at 1,786 in Khulna, 194 in Bagerhat, 183 in Satkhira, 561 in Jashore, 185 in Jhenaidah, 130 in Magura, 178 in Narail, 577 in Kushtia, 212 in Chuadanga and 70 in Meherpur districts.
Dr Ferdousi said the whereabouts of the persons, who came in contact with Covid-19 patients, were brought to notice and they were asked to remain in home isolation so that the virus cannot spread further.
She added that utmost emphasis has been given to bring all the suspected people under quarantine, isolation and testing as these are being adjudged as important means of containing the community transmission of the virus.
Meanwhile, a total of 1,081 have cured from coronavirus infections as 132 more people were discharged from the Dedicated Corona Isolation Hospitals after their recovery in all 10 districts of the division in the last 24 hours.
She said the average recovery rate of COVID-19 patients is 26.52 percent while fatality rate 1.44 percent in the division.
“Among the total 4,076 coronavirus infected persons, 478 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals as 1,081 have recovered and 59 died while the rest of the patients are remaining in isolation at their respective homes in the division”, she said.
With the four more death, the total number of fatalities reached 59 in the division including 21 in Khulna, six in Narail, nine in Kushtia, five in Meherpur, eight in Jashore, three in Bagerhat, three in Jhenaidah, two each in Magura and Chuadanga districts.