Khulna sees record 18 die of Covid-19 in 24hrs
Published: 08:19 PM, 17 June 2021 Updated: 08:32 PM, 17 June 2021
The number of fresh cases and deaths from Covid-19 is increasing in Khulna division. Since the onset of coronavirus infection, the highest 18 people succumbed to the disease in a day. Besides, 765 new coronavirus cases were detected during the period. Another 281 people were recovered.
Rasheda Sultana, director of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), confirmed the matter on Thursday afternoon.
According to the Divisional Health Director’s office, 4 people died in Khulna, 4 in Kushtia, 3 in Jashore, 2 in Chuadanga, 2 in Meherpur, 1 in Bagerhat, 1 in Magura and 1 died of the virus in Jhenaidah in the last 24 hours.
The first Covid-19 patient was detected in Khulna division on March 19 last year in Chuadanga. A total of 42,611 people have been identified in 10 districts of the division since the onset of Covid-19 infection till Wednesday morning. The death toll from the virus stands at 767. During this, 33,827 recovered.