17 patients die at RMCH’s Covid unit in 24 hours
Seventeen people – nine male and eight female -- died at the Covid unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in 24 hours till 8am today.
Of the deceased, five were Covid-19 positive and the rest died with symptoms, our Rajshahi staff correspondent reports quoting RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani.
Five of the deceased were from Pabna, Four from Rajshahi, three in Natore, two from Kushtia and one each from Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Bogura.
During 24 hours, 177 samples were tested at RMCH lab through RT-PCR testing and 64 of them came positive while 439 were tested at Rajshahi Medical College lab and 96 of them were Covid-19 positive, Brig Gen Yazdani said.
The current positivity rate in the district is 28.90 percent.
A total of 52 people was admitted to the coronavirus unit of RMCH in 24 hours till 8am today. Thirty-two patients left the hospital after recovery during the period. In total, 415 people are undergoing treatment at the unit at present