RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded six more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6:00 am on Saturday, taking the death toll to 30 in the first nine days of this month.
However, the previous day's fatality figure was four, while on the previous Sunday 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.
RMCH Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdany told journalists that two of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while two each from Naogaon and Natore districts.
Among the new fatalities, one was detected for Covid-19 positive and five others were suffering from its symptoms.
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 88, including 16 tested positive for Covid-19.
Nine other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.
Meanwhile, 17 more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 282 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Friday, showing a 6.28 percent positivity rate against 5.45 percent on Thursday.