Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded seven more deaths at its Covid-19 unit in the last 24 hours till 6 am on Monday, raising the death toll to 127 so far this month.
However, the previous day's death figure was four. Earlier, the number of casualties was 340 in August, 566 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 were female.
“Of the fresh fatalities, two were tested positive for Covid-19 and five others had Covid-19 symptoms,” he said. 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 the positive cases.
Nineteen other patients returned home from the RMCH Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.
Yazdani said seven people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 242 samples in Rajshahi's two laboratories on Sunday, showing a 2.89 percent positivity rate against 4.96 percent on Saturday.