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RMCH records six more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded six more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, taking the death toll to 57, so far, this month.

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

Among the new fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while five others were suffering from its symptoms. Of the afresh deaths, four were male and two female.

Sixteen 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 80, including 13 tested positive for Covid-19.

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

Meanwhile, seventeen more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 245 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Thursday, showing a 6.67 percent positivity rate against 3.59 percent on Wednesday.