Eighteen more Covid patients have died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours till Sunday morning, health officials said.
Six of the patients died of Covid-19 while seven died with symptoms of the virus and the remaining died with post-Covid complications, said Director General of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani.
Besides, six of them were from Rajshahi district, four from Natore, one each from Chapainawabganj and Kushtia and three each from Naogaon and Pabna districts.
Besides, 140 people have tested positive for Covid at the hospital during the 24-hour period. Some 428 samples were tested in two laboratories of the district during the period, the director said.
Currently, 418 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital which has 513 beds.
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 of the virus was identified in multiple samples in Rajshahi division.