RMCH Corona unit scrambles as it reports 19 more deaths

Sun Online Desk

11th July, 2021 11:08:45 AM printer

RMCH Corona unit scrambles as it reports 19 more deaths

Nineteen more Covid patients have died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours till Sunday morning, health officials said.

Of the deceased, six were Covid-19 positive and rests were suspected cases, Director General of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani said.

The authorities recorded 22 deaths in the district on July 1, the highest single-day toll so far.

Some 354 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH in June last.

"Meanwhile, 124 people have tested positive for corona at the hospital during the 24-hour period. Some 495 samples were tested in two laboratories of the district during the period," the director said.

The positivity rate currently stands at 25.50%.

Besides, 74 people were admitted to the hospital with Covid symptoms in the past 24 hours. Currently, 518 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital which has 454 beds.

RMCH has been one of the most stretched hospitals in the country during the second wave of Covid-19, particularly since the latter part of May when the deadly Delta variant of the virus was identified in multiple samples in Rajshahi division.