Nine of the deceased were from Rajshahi district, two from Chapainawabganj, one each from Kushtia and Natore, and three from Pabna district, he said.

Shamim also said that 66 people have been admitted to the corona unit of the hospital in the past 24 hours while 26 people were discharged after recovery during the period.

Moreover, 527 people are currently undergoing treatment at the 454-bed corona unit of the hospital. Among them, 18 are being treated in the ICU.

The highly contagious delta variant made its way in different parts of the country and the authorities of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital have been struggling a lot with the sudden influx of patients in the past few weeks.

The number of beds has also been increased to accommodate more patients, the hospital director said.

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