RMCH reports 229 Covid deaths in past 21 days
Amid an alarming spike in infections and deaths in the frontier districts, Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) on Tuesday recorded 13 more Covid-related deaths in 24 hours.
Among them, five tested positive for Covid-19, while the remaining showed symptoms of the virus, said the hospital’s Director Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.
Of the deceased – 10 men and three women – 12 were from Rajshahi district and the remaining one was from Natore.
A total of 229 people have died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH in the last 21 days, officials said. Highest 16 people died from the deadly virus on June 4 while the lowest figure – four deaths – was recorded on June 12.
Shamim said that 56 people were admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
Of them, 37 are from Rajshahi, five from Chapainawabganj, seven from Natore, five from Naogaon, and one from Kushtia.
Sixty-one people were discharged from the hospital after recovery during the period.
Besides, 393 people are currently undergoing treatment against 309 beds at the Covid unit of the hospital.
Meanwhile, the infection rate has further decreased in Rajshahi. On Monday, 385 samples were tested at two laboratories of the district, of which 129 came out positive.
According to the official data on April 1 last, the number of positive cases was 26,907 with 411 fatalities as in Rajshahi city, the number of infected patients was 5,000 with 35 deaths.
But, with a gap of only 82 days, the Covid-19 cases jumped to 48,819 with 750 fatalities as in the city, the cases climbed to 11,068 with 75 fatalities till Monday, reports BSS.
With 11 more fatalities from the disease reported afresh on Monday, the death toll reached 750, including 351 in Bogura and 126 in Rajshahi with 75 in its city, said Dr Habibul Ahsan Talukder, divisional director of health.
The new daily infection figure shows a declining trend compared to the previous day's figure of 799, said the health department sources.
Among the infected people, 35,835 have, so far, been cured of the lethal virus with 259 new recoveries found on Monday.
A total of 4,822 infected patients are now undergoing treatment at different designated hospitals here.
Besides, all the positive cases for Covid-19 have, so far, been brought under necessary treatment while 10,795 were kept in isolation units of different hospitals for institutional supervision.
Of them, 8,116 have by now been released. On the other hand, 598 more people have been sent to home and institutional quarantine afresh while 176 others were released from isolation during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.
Of the total new positive cases, the highest 326 were detected in Rajshahi, including 253 in its city, followed by 110 in Joypurhat, 70 in Natore, 67 in Naogaon, 65 in Pabna, 53 in Chapainawabganj, 36 each in Bogra and Sirajganj districts.
With the newly detected patients, the district-wise break-up of the total cases now stands at 14,866 in Rajshahi, including 12,068 in its city, 3,657 in Chapainawabganj, 3,717 in Naogaon, 2,897 in Natore, 2,931 in Joypurhat, 12,992 in Bogura, 4,059 in Sirajganj and 3,700 in Pabna.
A total of 79,971 people have, so far, been kept under quarantine since March 10 last year to prevent the community transmission of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19).
Of them, 73,822 have, by now, been released as they were given clearance certificates after completing their respective 14-day quarantine period.