Sunday, 24 October, 2021

RMCH records two more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded two more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am on Thursday, taking the death toll to 51, so far, this month.

However, the previous day's fatality figure was four, while on October 3 last the death figure was just one, which was the lowest-ever fatality in the hospital since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country around six months back.

Earlier, the number of casualties was 167 in September, 340 in August, 566 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.

RMCH Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdany told journalists that one of the deceased was the resident of Rajshahi, while another from Chapainawabganj district.

Among the new fatalities, both of them were suffering from symptoms of Covid-19. One of them was male and another female.

Ten 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 81, including 11 tested positive for Covid-19.

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

Meanwhile, seven more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 195 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Wednesday, showing a 3.59 percent positivity rate against 2.96 percent on Tuesday.