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200 COVID-19 patients recover in Khulna division

Published : Sunday, 31 May, 2020 at 12:00 AM  Count : 176

KHULNA, May 30: A total of 200 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, out of the total of 500, were released after their recovery in last 24 hours till 12 noon on Saturday in all 10 districts of Khulna division.
"A total of 200 coronavirus patients recovered so far and the percentage of recovery stands at 40 in the division," Assistant Director (Health) of Khulna division Dr. Ferdousi Akther told BSS today.
Among 200 recovered COVID-19 patients, 20 are in Khulna, six in Bagerhat, one in Satkhira, 67 in Jashore, 23 in Jhenaidah, 18 in Magura, two in Narail, 26 in Kustia, 32 in Chuadanga and five in Meherpur districts in Khulna division, she added. Meanwhile, 24 more patients were found COVID-19 positive in the division in last 24 hours.
"We received 94 samples of suspected coronavirus patients at KMC in Khulna and other samples in Jashore and Kustia laboratories in the last 24 hours and 24 of those were found COVID-19 positive," Dr. Ferdousi said.
The newly detected 24 COVID-19 patients include 10 in Kustia, four each in Chuadanga and Meherpur, three in Bagerhat, two in Jhenaidah and one in Khulna districts under the division. She informed that the total number of infected persons rose to 500 after testing their samples at the three regional COVID-19 laboratories till 12 noon today, since April 7. At the same time, a total of eight fatalities were reported so far with three in Khulna, two in Bagerhat, one each in Chuadanga, Narail and Meherpur districts in Khulna division.
Among the total 500 coronavirus infected patients, 97 are undergoing treatment at isolation units of different hospitals after release of 200 recovered patients and eight deaths while the rest of the patients are remaining in isolation at their respective homes in the division.
"Since the beginning on March 10, a total of 36,296 people were put in quarantine, and of them, 30,076 were released so far and 6,220 are currently remaining in home or institutional quarantine in Khulna division," said Divisional Director (Health) for Khulna Division Dr. Rasheda Sultana.     -BSS

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