RMCH records two more fatalities in Covid-19 unit
Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded two more fatalities in its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am today, taking the death toll to 85, so far, this month, reports BSS.
However, the previous day's fatality figure was three, while on October 3, the death toll was just one, the lowest-ever 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 the deceased were one each from Kustia and Chuadanga districts.
Among the new fatalities, both of them were suffering from symptoms of Covid-19. Of the two new deaths, both of them were male.
Eight new 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 54.
Twelve other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.
Meanwhile, eight more people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 261 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Saturday, showing a 2.78 percent positivity rate against 0.9 percent on Friday.