Thirteen more people have died of Covid-19 at five different hospitals in Khulna in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Tuesday.
While 12 of the deceased were confirmed Covid patients, the remaining one exhibited symptoms of the virus, the officials said.
Five died at Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital, three each at Shahid Sheikh Abu Naser Hospital and Khulna City Medical Hospital, and one each in the Covid unit of Khulna General Hospital and Gazi Medical College Hospital.
Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital nodal officer Dr Suhas Ranjan Haldar said that five people have died at the hospital in the past 24 hours. Of them, four were confirmed Covid-19 patients.
Besides, 136 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. "Of them, 54 are receiving treatment in the red zone, 45 in the yellow zone, 20 in the intensive care unit and 17 in the HDU," said Dr Suhas.
Some 34 people were admitted to the hospital during this 24-hour period, while 58 discharged from the hospital, he said.
Dr Gazi Mizanur Rahman, owner of the private Gazi Medical College Hospital, said that 78 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. "Of them, seven are being treated in the intensive care unit and eight in the HDU."
Khulna General Hospital's corona unit spokesman Kazi Abu Rashed said that one Covid patient died at the hospital since Tuesday morning.
Dr Prakash Debnath, spokesman for Shaheed Sheikh Abu Naser Specialised Hospital, said that 42 patients are currently being treated at the hospital and of them five are in the ICU.