Twelve people including five women died of Covid-19 at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours until 8 am on Monday as infections and deaths continue to soar in the frontier districts.
Among them, ten were Covid-19 patients while the rest two died after showing Covid-19 symptoms at the hospital, said director of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.
Of the deceased, three were from Rajshahi, six from Chapainawabganj, two from Natore and one from Meherpur district.
A total of 137 people have died of Covid in the last 13 days till Monday morning.
Forty-four people were admitted to the Corona unit of the hospital in 24 hours till Monday morning and of them, 33 are from Rajshahi, five from Chapainawabganj, two each from Naogaon and Pabna and one each from Natore and Kushtia districts.
Twenty-six people were discharged from the hospial after recovery during the period. 307 people have been undergoing treatment at the hospital against 271 beds at the Corona unit of the hospital.
However, the hospital authorities are providing treatment after arranging additional beds, said Shamim. “Only those who need oxygen facilities are being admitted to the hospital due to shortage of beds,” he said.
As the coronavirus situation in Rajshahi kept worsening the district administration imposed a strict lockdown from 5pm on June 4 till June 17 midnight.