Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Daily Covid fatalities double in RMCH as 14 die

Daily Covid fatalities double in RMCH as 14 die

Just when people were letting their guards down, thinking they had seen the worst of Covid, single day deaths at RMCH doubled on Monday .

As many as 14 people died of Covid-related reasons at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Monday.

The number was seven the previous day.

The number of Covid-related deaths in the hospital was below 10 for the past six days after shattering all grim records in July and the better part of August.

Of the fresh deaths, seven were confirmed Covid-19 patients,  six  showed symptoms of the virus and one more died due to post-Covid complications, said hospital director Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.

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

Shamim said that 29 people have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in the past 24 hours. On the other hand, some 25 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery during the period.

Besides, some 161 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.