16 Sep 2021, 11:30

RMCH counts seven more deaths in its Covid-19 unit

RAJSHAHI, Sept 16, 2021 (BSS) - Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH)
recorded seven more fatalities at its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till
6am today, taking the death toll to 103 so far this month.

     The previous day's death figure in the unit was four. 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
three of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while two were from
Naogaon and one each from Natore and Pabna districts.

     "Of the fresh fatalities, one tested positive for Covid-19 and six
others had its symptoms," he said.

     Apart from this, of the seven fresh fatalities, two were male and five
female. Twenty 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 122, including 42 positive cases.

     Twenty other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after
being cured during the time.

     Yazdani said 50 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 452
samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Wednesday, showing 4.98 percent
positivity rate against 1.41 percent on Tuesday.

     The previous day's 1.41 percent positivity rate among the tested samples
in two laboratories was the ever-lowest since the second wave of the virus
hit the region in March last.


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