Fourteen more Covid patients have died at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Monday.
Of the deceased, 6 were confirmed Covid patients while the remaining eight exhibited symptoms of the virus, said hospital director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani.
Besides, 64 more new patients have been admitted to the hospital with Covid symptoms in the past 24 hours. Currently, 518 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital which has 454 beds.
“After a decline in Covid-19 cases for the fifth straight day, the infection rate in the district is rising again. On Sunday, the authorities reported 152 new cases after testing 513 samples in two laboratories,” said Shamim.
The positivity rate climbed up to 29.63 % on Sunday with the fresh cases from Saturday’s 25.05%, a leap of 4.58%.