Twenty-six patients were discharged from the hospital after recovery during this period
Twelve people including five women died at the Covid-19 unit of the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours until 8am on Monday amid a continuous rise in infections and deaths in the frontier districts.
Among them, ten were Covid-19 patients while the rest two died with Covid-19 symptoms, said director of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.
Of the deceased, three were from Rajshahi, six from Chapainawabganj, two from Natore and one from Meherpur district.
A total of 137 people have died of Covid in the last 13 days till Monday morning.
Forty-four people were admitted to the Covid unit of the hospital in the last 24 hours till Monday morning and of them, 33 are from Rajshahi, five from Chapainawabganj, two each from Naogaon and Pabna and one each from Natore and Kushtia districts.
Twenty-six people were discharged from the hospital after recovery during this period. Around 307 people have been undergoing treatment at the hospital against 271 beds at the Covid unit of the hospital.
However, the hospital authorities are providing treatment after arranging additional beds, said Shamim. “Only those who need oxygen facilities are being admitted to the hospital due to shortage of beds,” he said.
As the coronavirus situation in Rajshahi kept worsening the district administration imposed a strict lockdown from 5pm on June 4 till June 17 midnight.