COVID-19 cases reach 29,643 in Khulna


KHULNA, Apr 19, 2021 (BSS) –The number of COVID-19 cases has surged to 29,643 today due to continuous rise in the daily number of lethal virus infections in recent weeks in all ten districts of the division.

“The number of infected persons climbed to 29,643 with 220 new infections reported after testing 350 samples on Monday at three COVID-19 Laboratories in the division,” Assistant Director (Health) of Khulna division Dr. Ferdousi Akhter told BSS this noon.

The health officials said the newly detected COVID-19 patients are
59 in Khulna, 51 in Jashore, 31 in Kushtia, 27 in Bagerhat 15 in Narail, 13 each in Jhenidah and Magura , five in Meherpur and three each in Chuadanga and.Satkhira districts in the division.

Dr. Ferdousi said all the positive cases for COVID-19 have so far been brought under necessary treatment while 29,814 others are being monitored in isolation units in different hospitals under institutional supervision and another 26,781 were released.

“The district-wise break up of the patients stands at 8,512 are in Khulna, 5,884 in Jashore, 4,466 in Kushtia, 2,6675 in Jhenaidah, 1,822 in
Chuadanga, 1,736 in Narail, 1234 in Satkhira, 1253 in Bagerhat, 1179 in Magura and 882 in Meherpur districts, ” Dr. Ferdousi said.

“With the healing of 111 more infected patients, the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients rose to 26,392 with the recovery rate of 89.32 percent in Khulna division till today’s noon ,” she said.

Talking to BSS today, Divisional Director (Health) Dr. Rasheda Sultana
said the number of total fatalities rose to 530 in the division with nine more death were reported on Monday.

The district-wise break up of the 530 fatalities stands at 132 in Khulna, 102 in Kushtia, 68 in Jashore, 49 in Jhenaidah, 49 in Chuadanga, 39 in Satkhira, 31 in Bagerhat, 22 in Magura, 21 in Narail and 17 in Meherpur districts in the division.

“The average casualty rate among all 29,643 COVID-19 positive cases now
stands at over 1.79 percent in the division,” Dr. Rasheda said.

Dr. Rasheda Sultana added that comprehensive steps have been taken to inspire the people in abiding by the health safety guidelines and other rules , set by the government to prevent COVID-19 spread