Twelve more persons died at the coronavirus unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) over 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday.
With this, the district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll climbed to 142 since May 24.Of the deceased, nine hailed from Rajshahi district while three belonged to Chapainawabganj district, Deputy Director of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, Dr Saiful Ferdous, said.
Of the 12 people, Dr Saiful said, seven had tested positive for Covid-19 while the others were admitted to Rajshahi Hospital with coronavirus symptoms.
Currently, 142 patients from Rajshahi, 111 from Chapainawabganj, 15 from Naogaon, 15 from Natore, three from Pabna, three from Kushtia and one from Chuadanga are undergoing treatment in the corona unit of Rajshahi hospital.
On June 2, Rajshahi Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jalil announced the administration's decision to impose restrictions in the district to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission.