04 Sep 2021, 11:34

RMCH counts five more deaths in Covid-19 unit

RAJSHAHI, Sept 4, 2021 (BSS) - Five more deaths were recorded at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till 6am today, raising the fatality to 27 in last four days of this month.

The previous day's fatality figure was also five, while Friday's death cases from the lethal virus was just four, the lowest-ever since the second wave of coronavirus hit the country around four months back.

Earlier, the number of casualties was 340 in August, 566 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.

RMCH Director Brigadier General Dr Shamim Yazdani told newsmen that among the new five new deaths, two were male and three female.

Three of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi and one each from Naogaon and Pabna districts, he said.

"Among the deaths, two tested positive for Covid-19 and three had its symptoms," he said.

 Fourteen more patients were admitted to the designated Covid-19 wards of the hospital in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of admitted patients to 286, including 68 active cases.

Sixteen other patients are undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Eleven patients returned home from the Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.

Yazdani said the infection rate has decreased by 3.53 percent in Rajshahi compared to the previous day.

A total of 14 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 94 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Friday, showing 10 percent positivity rate against 13.53 percent on Thursday.

Yazdani said the number of admitted patients has declined during the last couple of weeks. So, the number of designated wards and beds in the hospital was reduced, he added.

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