Monday, 27 September, 2021
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RMCH records 10 more death at Covid-19 unit

Ten more people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) during the last 24 hours till 6am on Monday, taking the death toll to 282 so far this month.

Earlier, the death toll due to the lethal virus was 566 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.

RMCH Director Brigadier General Dr Shamim Yazdani told newsmen that among the fresh 10 deceased, four were female and six were male.

Two of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, three from Pabna, two from Chapainawabganj and one each from Natore, Naogaon and Chuadanga districts, he said.

"Among the deaths, five tested positive for Covid-19, four had its symptoms and another had post-Covid-19 complexities," he said.

A number of 28 more patients were admitted to the designated Covid wards of the hospital during the time, raising total patients to 238, including 116 tested positive, against 513 beds.

Another 20 patients are undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. Nineteen other patients returned home from the Covid-19 unit after being cured during the same time.

Yazdani said the infection rate has decreased further in Rajshahi to some extent compared to the previous day.

A total of 63 people have been detected positive for Covid-19 after testing 347 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Sunday, showing 18.16 percent positivity rate against 19.19 percent on Saturday.