Sunday, 17 October, 2021
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RMCH counts eight more deaths at Covid-19 unit

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded eight more fatalities at its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, raising the death toll to 140 so far this month.

However, the previous day's death figure was five. 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 three of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while two from Naogaon and one each from Chapainawabganj, Natore and Kustia districts.

Among the five new fatalities, two were male and three female. "Of the fresh fatalities, one tested positive and seven others had symptoms of Covid-19," he said.

Twenty-five more patients were admitted to the designated Covid-19 wards of the hospital in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of admitted patients to 123.

Fifteen other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.

Meanwhile, 38 more people tested positive after testing 465 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Tuesday, showing a 7.45 percent positivity rate.