Amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in Khulna division, health authorities reported 30 deaths in the division in 24 hours till Monday morning, bringing the total death toll to over 1,000.
Besides, 1,464 people were found infected with the deadly virus during the 24-hour period, taking the total tally to 53, 631 in 10 districts of the Khulna division.
Rasheda Sultana, director (Health) of Khulna division, said nine people died in Kushtia while six in Khulna, four each in Meherpur and Jhenaidah, two each in Chuadanga and Bagerhat and one each in Satkhira, Jashore and Narail districts under the Khulna division.
So far, 1,011 people have died in the division while 36,978 recovered from the virus.
Dr Sheikh Sadia Monowara Usha, medical officer at the Khulna Civil Surgeon office, said six people have died in 24 hours in Khulna district while 299 found infected after conducting 768 tests. The infection positivity rate now stands 40%.
Dr Suhash Ranjan Haldar of Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital said 169 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Some 41 people were admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 symptoms in the past 24 hours till Monday morning, he said.