Sunday, 26 September, 2021
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RMCH records five more deaths in Covid-19 unit

Five more deaths were recorded at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till 6am on Friday, raising the fatality figure to 22 in last three days of this month.

However, the previous day's fatality figure was seven, while the previous Friday's death cases from the lethal virus was just four, the lowest-ever since the second wave of coronavirus hit the country around four months back.

Earlier, the number of casualties was 340 in August, 566 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.

RMCH Director Brigadier General Dr Shamim Yazdani told newsmen that among the new five deaths, three were male and two female.

Two of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, two from Chapainawabganj and one from Naogaon districts, he said.

"Among the deaths, three tested positive for Covid-19 and two had its symptoms," he said.

Twenty-two more patients were admitted to the designated Covid-19 wards of the hospital in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of admitted patients to 140, including 66 tested positive for Covid-19.

Seventeen other patients are undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. Twenty-five patients returned home from the Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.

Yazdani said the infection rate has decreased by 1.65 percent in Rajshahi compared to the previous day.

A total of 41 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 303 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Thursday, showing 13.53 percent positivity rate against 15.18 percent on Wednesday.

Yazdani said the number of admitted patients has declined during the last couple of weeks. So, the number of designated wards and beds in the hospital was reduced, he added.