Thirteen people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours (till 8am on Wednesday).
With this, the district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll climbed to 161 in last sixteen days since June 1.Of the deceased, five were Covid-19 positive and eight were suspected cases, said RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani.
Eight of the deceased were from Rajshahi district, while four from Chapainawabgan and one from Kushtia district.
Fifty-eight patients were admitted to the RMCH coronavirus unit over 24 hours till this morning, the director also said. Total number of admitted patients at present is 344.
During this time, 85 people tested positive out of 185 who got tested for Covid-19 in Rajshahi.