Hospital director brigadier general Shamim Yazdani said that three of the deceased were confirmed Covid patients, while the remaining showed symptoms of the virus.
Of the deceased, 10 were from Rajshahi district, two each from Chapainawabganj, Naogaon and Natore, and one each from Kushtia and Sirajganj districts.
“Meanwhile, 88 people have tested positive for corona at the hospital in the past 24 hours. A total of 479 samples were tested in two laboratories of the district during the period,” the director said.
The positivity rate currently stands at 18.16 per cent, which was 26.57 per cent a day before.
Shamim Yazdani also said that 74 people have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in 24 hours. During the period, 52 people were discharged from the hospital after recovery.
Moreover, 501 people are currently undergoing treatment against 454 beds at the corona unit of the hospital. Among them, 20 patients are in the ICU.