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RMCH counts two more deaths 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 Tuesday, taking the death toll to 70, so far, this month.

However, the previous day's fatality figure was five, while on October 3, the death toll was just one, the lowest-ever 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 a resident of Rajshahi, while another was from Chapainawabganj district.

Among the new fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while the other was suffering from its symptoms.

Six 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 67.

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

Meanwhile, fifteen more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 327 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Monday, showing a 4.29 percent positivity rate against 3.66 percent on Sunday.