Thirteen more Covid-19 patients have died in Khulna division in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday.
Of the deceased, six died at Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital, six at Gazi Medical Hospital, and one at the corona unit of Khulna General Hospital, said Dr Suhash Ranjan Haldar, nodal person for the corona unit of Khulna General Hospital.
At Khulna General Hospital, some 156 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the corona unit.
Of them, 98 people are getting treatment in the red zone of the hospital, 22 in the yellow zone, 20 in ICU (intensive care unit), and 16 in HDU (high deficiency unit), said Dr Suhash.
Kazi Abu Rashed, spokesman for the corona unit of Khulna General Hospital, said that some 49 people have been admitted to the hospital till Wednesday morning. Of these, 24 are men and 25 are women.
Gazi Mizanur Rahman, owner of Gazi Medical Hospital, said that 81 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. Of them, six are getting treatment in ICU and three in HDU.
Mehdi Newaz, Vice Chancellor of Khulna Medical College, said the positivity rate is 37.31% as per the total sample test in PCR machines.
According to results collected from the RT-PCR Laboratory at Khulna Medical College and Hospital, 224 emerged positive of the 564 samples tested on Tuesday night.
Of them, 184 people tested positive in the sample test of 448 people in Khulna. Besides, 27 from Bagerhat, seven from Jashore, three from Pirojpur, and one each from Satkhira, Gopalganj and Chuadanga district tested positive for Covid-19.
Sheikh Sadia Monowara Usha, Medical Officer (Disease Control) at Khulna Civil Surgeon's Office, said eight people from Khulna district died in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday.
In addition, 305 people tested positive in the sample test of 771 people in Khulna district and metropolis. The positivity rate is 39% as per the total sample test.
In Khulna division, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Chuadanga on March 19, 2020.