Tangail reports daily infection rate of over 31%
Eight more Covid patients died in the past 24 hours at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH), health officials said on Tuesday.
"Of the deceased, three had tested positive for Covid-19. Among them, two hailed from Chapainawabganj district and one belonged to Rajshahi district," said Deputy Director of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, Saiful Ferdous.
The remaining five who died at the hospital in the past 24 hours, showed symptoms of Covid, he said. Of them, three hailed from Rajshahi, and the remaining two belonged to Chapainawabganj and Pabna districts, respectively.
In the past 24 hours, 33 patients have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital. Of them, 16 are from Rajshahi, 14 from Chapainawabganj, one from Naogaon, and two from Natore district.
With the fresh patients, a total of 257 people are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital.
Overall, 71 people have died in Rajshahi division since June 1, reports UNB.
The hospital is literally struggling to accommodate the rising number of Covid patients, officials said.
With the three new casualties, the total death toll in bordering Chapainawabganj now stands at 59.
“The number of Covid-19 cases climbed to 2,753 as 189 more patients were detected positive after testing 647 samples in the district during the period at the infection rate of 29.21%,” sources of the Civil Surgeon Office in Chapainawabganj confirmed to BSS.
Meanwhile, in Tangail, at least 50 people tested positive for the deadly virus in the past 24 hours with an infection rate of 31.64% -- 158 samples tested.
The overall test positivity rate in the district however stands at 14.18% with total 5,236 people being infected with Covid-19.
Total 89 people have so far died from coronavirus in Tangail, including the one casualty reported in the last 24 hours, confirmed Tangail Civil Surgeon Abul Fazl Mohammad Shahabuddin Khan to Dhaka Tribune.
It should be mentioned that authorities in many districts have imposed strict restrictions – some lockdowns – for different periods to curb further transmission of the Indian variant of coronavirus.