16 Oct 2021, 11:59

RMCH counts three more deaths in Covid-19 unit

   RAJSHAHI, Oct 16, 2021 (BSS) - Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH)

recorded three more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till
6am today, taking the death toll to 60, so far, this month.  

    However, the previous day's fatality figure was six, while on October 3
last the death figure was just one, which was the lowest-ever fatality in the
hospital since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country around six
months back.  

    Earlier, the number of casualties was 167 in September, 340 in August,
566 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.  

    RMCH Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdany told journalists that two
of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while another from Pabna

    Among the new fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while two
others were suffering from its symptoms. Of the afresh deaths, two were male
and another female.  

    Fourteen more patients were admitted to the designated Covid-19 wards of
the hospital in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of admitted
patients to 88, including 14 tested positive for Covid-19.  

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

    Meanwhile, seven more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing
130 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Friday, showing a 5.34 percent
positivity rate against 6.67 percent on Thursday.  


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