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19 more die of Covid at Rajshahi hospital

19 more die of Covid at Rajshahi hospital

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As many as 19 more people have died of Covid-related reasons at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Tuesday.

While 11 of them were confirmed Covid-19 patients, seven showed symptoms of the virus, said hospital director Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.

Besides, one more died due to post-Covid complications during this period, he added.

Of the deceased, seven were from Rajshahi, four from Chapainawabganj, five from  Natore, two from Naogaon and one from Pabna. While nine of them were men, the remaining were women.

Shamim said that 47 people have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in the past 24 hours. On the other hand, some 30 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery during the period.

Besides, some 392 people are currently undergoing treatment in the 513-bed corona unit of the hospital.

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 of Rajshahi division.