15 more fatalities logged in RMCH Covid-19 unit
Published: 10:44 AM, 6 August 2021 Updated: 10:48 AM, 6 August 2021
As many as 15 more people died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH)’s Covid-19 unit during the last 24-hour till 6:00 am on Friday.
Confirming the information, RMCH Director Brig Gen Dr Shamim Yazdani told media that eight were female among the deaths.
Eight of the deceased were the residents in Rajshahi, two each from Natore and Pabna, one each from Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Kushtia districts, he said.
Among the deaths, five tested positive for Covid-19 and 10 eight had its symptoms, he added.
Yazdani said the hospital also had counted ever-highest 25 fatalities caused by Covid-19 on July 14 and June 29 last since the pandemic began.
Some 47 more patients were admitted to the designated Covid wards of the hospital afresh during the time, taking its number to 403 against 513 beds.
Thirty-four other patients returned home after being cured during the time.
Meanwhile, 130 people were found positive for Covid-19 after testing 563 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Thursday, showing 23.81 percent positivity rate.