Seventeen more Covid patients have died at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Thursday morning.
Six of them died of Covid-19, while eight died with symptoms of the virus and the remaining three due to post-corona complications, said hospital director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani.
Of the deceased, five were from Rajshahi district, four from Natore, three each from Chapainawabganj and Pabna, and one each from Naogaon and Kushtia districts.
Besides, 39 people have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in the past 24 hours. On the other hand, some 36 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery during the period.
Currently, 391 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital which has 513 beds. Of them, 20 are being treated in the ICU, said the hospital director.
Of the admitted patients, 188 have tested positive for Covid-19, while 126 are with symptoms and 77 have post-Covid health complications.
RMCH has been one of the most stretched hospitals in the country during the second wave of Covid-19, particularly since the latter part of May when the deadly Delta variant was identified in multiple samples in Rajshahi division.