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Covid-19: 3 Khulna hospitals record 17 more dead in 24 hours

  • Published at 10:57 am July 6th, 2021
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File photo shows a general view of the entrance of the dedicated Covid-19 unit at Khulna Medical College Hospital Dhaka Tribune

180 people are undergoing treatment at the Covid-19 unit in KMCH

The Covid-19 units of three hospitals in Khulna recorded 17 more deaths in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning.

Eight of the patients died at the Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH), said Resident Medical Officer Dr Suhas Ranjan Halder.

Of them, four tested positive for Covid-19 while the other had symptoms, he said. 

A total of 180 people were undergoing treatment at the hospital's Covid-19 unit till 8am on Tuesday. Of them, 109 are undergoing treatment in red zone, 51 in yellow zone, 20 are in high-dependency unit (HDU) and 20 are at intensive care unit (ICU).

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Thirty-three were admitted during the same time and 40 were discharged from the hospital. 

The Gazi Medical College Hospital recorded four deaths at its Covid-19 unit. 

As many as 134 patients were receiving treatment at the unit. Of them, nine were in ICU and 11 in HDU, said its proprietor Gazi Mizanur Rahman.

Five more patients died at Khulna General Hospital’s coronavirus unit, said its spokesperson Dr Kazi Abu Rashed. 

Seventy patients were taking treatment at the unit as of Tuesday morning, he said.

Meanwhile, the newly opened Covid unit at Khulna's Shahid Sheikh Abu Naser Specialized Hospital, where 45 patients have been admitted, reported no death in the last 24 hours.

In the same time period, 75 samples out of 182 tested in the rt-PCR laboratory of Khulna University tested positive, with a positivity rate of 42.21%. 

Until Monday, 1,265 people died from Covid-19 and 62,034 cases were recorded in Khulna Division, which has recently become the virus hotspot, since the pandemic began in March last year. 

The division logged its highest-ever daily deaths -- 51 -- reported in 24 hours between Sunday and Monday mornings.

Amid an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths over the past few weeks, Khulna division is now clamouring for oxygen.

While few hospitals in Khulna division have already run out of the life-saving gas, many other medical facilities are operating on the edge due to an acute shortage of oxygen.

During the past week, seven Covid-19 patients have died at Satkhira Medical College Hospital in Satkhira district due to the unavailability of oxygen. A probe was ordered into the deaths on June 30.

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