RMCH Covid-19 unit sees 17 more fatalities
Published: 12:51 PM, 5 August 2021
As many as 17 more people died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH)’s Covid-19 unit during the last 24-hour till 6:00 am on Thursday.
Confirming the information, RMCH Director Brig Gen Dr Shamim Yazdani told media that eight were female among the deaths.
Five of the deceased were the residents in Rajshahi, four from Natore, three each from Chapainawabganj and Pabna and one each from Naogaon and Kushtia districts, he said.
Among the deaths, six tested positive for Covid-19, eight had its symptoms and three with post-Covid complexities, he said, adding they were aged between 31 and 65.
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 39 more patients were admitted to the designated Covid wards of the hospital afresh during the time, taking its number to 391, including 188 tested positive for Covid-19, against 513 beds.
Another 20 patients are undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital. Thirty-six other patients returned home after being cured during the time.
Meanwhile, 46 people were found positive for Covid-19 after testing 193 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Wednesday, showing 23.89 percent positivity rate.