19 patients die at RMCH’s Covid unit in 24 hours
Nineteen people – 10 female and nine male -- died at the Covid unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours till 8am today.
Of the deceased, seven were Covid-19 positive and the rest died with symptoms, our Rajshahi staff correspondent reports quoting RMCH Director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani.
Seven of the deceased were from Rajshahi, five from Natore, four from Chapainawabganj, two from Naogaon and one from Pabna.
During 24 hours, 188 samples were tested at RMCH lab through RT-PCR testing and 60 of them came positive while 367 were tested at Rajshahi Medical College lab and 75 of them were Covid-19 positive, Brig Gen Yazdani said.
The current positivity rate in the district is 27.74 percent.
A total of 47 people was admitted to the coronavirus unit of RMCH in 24 hours till 8am today. Thirty patients left the hospital after recovery during the period. In total, 392 people are undergoing treatment at the unit at present.