RMCH records four more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

Publish: 7:30 PM, October 26, 2021 | Update: 7:30:PM, October 26, 2021

RAJSHAHI, – Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded four more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, taking the death toll to 89, so far, this month.

However, the previous day’s fatality figure was zero 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 from Natore districts.

Among the new fatalities, one was tested positive for Covid-19, while three others were suffering from its symptoms. Of the four new deaths, three were male and one female. Fifty-four patients, including six tested positive for Covid-19, are undergoing treatment in the designated Covid-19 wards of the hospital at present.

Meanwhile, three more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 193 samples in Rajshahi’s two laboratories on Monday, showing a 1.31 percent positivity rate against 0.54 percent on Sunday.