Monday, 20 September, 2021

14 more die at RMCH Covid unit in 24 hours

14 more die at RMCH Covid unit in 24 hours

Fourteen more Covid patients have died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday morning.

Four of the patients died of Covid-19, while eight died with symptoms of the virus and the remaining due to post-corona complications, said hospital director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani.

Of the deceased, four were from Rajshahi district, four from Natore, three from Naogaon and one each from Chapainawabganj, Kushtia and Chuadanga districts. While six of them were men, the remaining were women.

Besides, 48 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.

Currently, 402 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital which has 513 beds. Of them, 19 are being treated in the ICU, said the hospital director.

Of the admitted patients, 188 have tested positive for Covid-19, while 135 are with symptoms and 79 have post-Covid health complications.

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.