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RMCH counts 7 more fatalities in Covid-19 unit

  • Published at 03:05 pm September 20th, 2021
RMCH Rajshahi Medical College Hospital
File photo shows a general view of the entrance of the Emergency and Casualty Unit of the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital Dhaka Tribune

Numbers show a steady decline in Covid-19 deaths over the last three months

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded seven more deaths at its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6am on Monday, raising the death toll to 125 so far this month.

Of the deceased, two tested positive for coronavirus and the other five had its symptoms.

However, the previous day's death figure was four. Earlier, the number of casualties was 364 in August, 531 in July and 405 in June, health officials said.

RMCH Director Brigadier General Dr Shamim Yazdani told newsmen that three of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, while two were from Naogaon and one each from Chapainawabganj and Natore districts. 

Among the seven new fatalities, three were male and four female, he added.


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Eighteen 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 124 against 240 designated beds for Covid-19 patients.

Meanwhile, nineteen patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during this time.

Yazdani said seven people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 242 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Sunday, showing 2.89% positivity rate which was 4.96% on Saturday.

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