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177 more test positive for Covid-19 in Khulna


By BSS
Published : 17 Jan 2022 08:41 PM

A total of 177, almost double of Sunday's 89, more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in all 10 districts of the division on Monday till 8.00am, climbing the number of infected patients and 1,14,260.

No more new deaths in last couple of days, so total fatalities from the disease reaches 3,195, including highest 809 in Khulna, followed by 786 in Kushtia, 517 in Jashore, 267 in Jhenidah, 189 in Chuadanga, 145 in Bagerhat, 88 in Satkhira, 121 in Narail, 183 in Meherpur and 90 in Magura while no more fatalities was reported afresh on the day, said Dr Monjur Morshed, Khulna divisional director of Health.

The new daily infection figure shows an almost double compared to the previous day's figure, said the health department sources.

"Among the infected people, 1, 14,260 have, so far, been cured from the lethal virus with 177 new recoveries found on Monday morning," said Dr Monjur, adding that a total of 18,355 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.

Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 1, 15,300 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision. Of them, 1, 13.225 have now been released.

On the other hand, 20 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 13 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am Monday.

Of the total new positive cases, the highest 54 were detected in Khulna, followed by 50 in Jashore, 26 in Kushtia, 21 in Jhenidah, eight in Narail, seven in Chuadanga, five in Satkhira, four in Bagerhat and one each in Meherpur and Magura in the division.

With the new detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 28,178 in Khulna, 22,123 in Jashore, 18,983 in Kushtia, 9,670 in Jhenidah, 7,268 in Satkhira, 6,980 in Chuadanga, 7,086 in Bagerhat, 5,024 in Narail, 4,162 in Magura and 4,786 in Meherpur.

A total of 1, 04,418 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 in 2020 to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

Of them, 1, 04,314 people, now, have been released as they were given clearance after completing their respective 14-day quarantine.