RMCH counts three more deaths in Covid-19 unit

Publish: 4:24 PM, October 16, 2021 | Update: 4:24:PM, October 16, 2021

RAJSHAHI,  – 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 60, so far, this month.

However, the previous day’s fatality figure was six, while on October 3 last 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. 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 two of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while another from Pabna districts. Among the new fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while two others were suffering from its symptoms. Of the afresh deaths, two were male and another female.

Fourteen 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 14 tested positive for Covid-19. Three other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time. Meanwhile, seven more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 130 samples in Rajshahi’s two laboratories on Friday, showing a 5.34 percent positivity rate against 6.67 percent on Thursday.