Tuesday, 30 November, 2021

RMCH counts five more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded five more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, taking the death toll to 96, so far, this month.

However, the previous day's fatality figure was two, while on Monday the hospital recorded zero deaths after a long time since the second wave of the pandemic hit the country around seven 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 Rajshahi, while one each from Chapainawabganj and Pabna districts.

Among the fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while three others were suffering from its symptoms and another from post-Covid-19 complexity.

Seven more patients were admitted to the Covid-19 designated unit during the past 24 hours, taking the number of admitted patients to 50, including six tested positive for Covid-19, at present. Ten other patients returned home after being cured during the time.

Meanwhile, five more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 373 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Wednesday, showing a 1.02 percent positivity rate against 4.24 percent on Tuesday.