Tuesday, 30 November, 2021
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RMCH records three more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded three more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, taking the death toll to 83, so far, this month.

However, the previous day's fatality figure was four, 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 the deceased were one each from Rajshahi, Natore and Chuadanga districts.

Among the new fatalities, all of them were suffering from symptoms of Covid-19. Of the three new deaths, two were female and one was male.

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 61, including 10 test positive.

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

Meanwhile, two more persons were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 221 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Friday, showing a 0.9 percent positivity rate against 5.07 percent on Thursday.