Death toll in the division, bordering India, stands at 1,41
The coronavirus pandemic situation in Khulna division continues to remain critical with 51 deaths and over 1,700 cases reported in the 24 hours to Thursday morning.
The southwestern division bordering India, where the highly infectious Delta variant was first identified, has emerged as the virus hotspot of Bangladesh.
On Wednesday, the division logged 60 deaths and 1,900 cases — the biggest single-day figures since the pandemic began.
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The health authorities said on Thursday that as many as 1,732 samples have tested positive in all 10 districts of the division in the 24 hours to 8am, taking the total caseload to 67,531.
Of the deaths, the highest 21 were reported from Khulna, followed by 10 from Kushtia, six from Jessore, three each from Narail, Magura, Chuadanga and Jhenaidah and one each from Meherpur and Bagerhat, said the Director of the Divisional Health Directorate Rasheda Sultana.
Among the new infection, the highest 338 were detected in Khulna, followed by 352 in Jessore, 232 in Kushtia, 191 in Chuadanga, 144 in Jhenaidah, 135 in Bagerhat, 93 each in Meherpur and Narail, 86 in Satkhira and 68 in Magura in the division.
A total of 67,531 infected patients were admitted to different hospitals in 10 districts while 44,894 have recovered and 1,416 died while the rest 1,272 are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and homes.
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