Published:  11:05 PM, 21 October 2021

RMCH records 2 more deaths 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 on Thursday, taking the death toll to 76, so far, this month. However, the previous day's fatality figure was four, 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 one of the deceased was a resident of Rajshahi, while another was from Kushtia. Among the new fatalities, all of them were suffering from Covid-19 symptoms. Both of them were male. Eight 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 65, including nine test positive.

Eight other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.

Meanwhile, one more person was diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 206 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Wednesday, showing a 0.5 percent positivity rate against 4.95 percent on Tuesday.

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