As many as 43 people have died of Covid-19 in different districts of Khulna division in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Tuesday.
According to the health director's office, 10 people died in Kushtia, nine in Khulna, eight in Jashore, four each in Narail, Chuadanga and Meherpur, two in Jhenaidah, one each in Bagerhat and Magura district.
Besides, 1,394 people tested positive for Covid-19 during the period, according to the divisional health department.
On July 10, the division logged a record number 71 Covid deaths. The total death toll in the division has now crossed 1,990, said the health officials.
Some 83,980 cases have been detected in 10 districts of the division since the onset of Covid, of which 56,354 patients have recovered so far.
In Khulna division, the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Chuadanga on March 19, 2020.