Pandemic situation worsening 13 more die of Covid at RMCH14 June 2021
Patients sit and lie down on the floor of a corridor at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital which struggles with inadequate capacity following the surge in Covid cases.
News Desk :
Bangladesh registered 2,436 new Covid cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning amid the growing concern over the rapidly increasing cases and the higher transmissibility of Delta variant.
The deadly virus also claimed 47 more lives during the period, pushing up the fatalities to 13,118, said a handout released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The fatality rate rose to 1.59% on Saturday from Friday's 1.58% and it remained unchanged, said the DGHS handout.
The caseload reached 8,26,922 with the logging of the new cases.
The positivity rate declined to 12.99 percent on Sunday from Saturday's 14.12 percent.
Of the deceased, Dhaka division recorded the highest 15 deaths.
So far, the country has completed testing of 61,75,112 samples, including 18,750 in the last 24 hours.
UNB adds: Thirteen more patients died of Covid-19 at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours until 8 am on Sunday.
Among them, six were Covid-19 patients while the rest seven died after showing Covid-19 symptoms at the hospital, said director of the hospital Brigadier General Shamim Yeazdani.
Two of the deceased hailed from Rajshahi, six from Chapainawabganj, three from Naogaon and one each from Natore and Kushtia districts, he added.
So far, 125 people, including 70 Covid-19 patients, have died at the Corona unit of the hospital from June 1 till June 13.
Forty-two new patients have got admitted to the hospital in the past 24 hours while 35 have been discharged.
294 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.
As the coronavirus situation in Rajshahi kept worsening the district administration imposed a strict lockdown from 5pm on Friday till June 17 midnight.
After an emergency meeting on Thursday night, deputy commissioner of the district Abdul Jalil announced the lockdown.
During the lockdown all public transports and shops in the district will remain closed except emergency and medical services. Besides, passenger train services between Rajshahi and other parts of the country remained suspended.