Seventeen people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours (till 8am on Saturday).
With this, the district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll climbed to 291 since June 1.Of the deceased, eight were Covid-19 positive and rests were suspected cases, said RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani.
Among the deceased, nine hailed from Rajshahi and four from Chapainawabganj and two each from Natore and Naogaon.
Fifty-two 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 431.