RMCH director brigadier general Shamim Yazdani told BSS that four of the deceased were the residents of Rajshahi, three from Chapainawabganj and one each from Natore, Naogaon and Kustia districts, he said.

“Among the deaths, six tested positive for Covid-19, three had its symptoms and another had post-Covid-19 complexity,” he said.

Twenty-seven more patients were admitted to the designated Covid-19 wards of the hospital in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of admitted patients to 145, including 63 active cases.

Twenty-four patients returned home from the Covid-19 unit after being cured during the time.

Yazdani said the infection rate has decreased by 0.55 per cent in Rajshahi compared to the previous day.

A total of 29 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 after testing 230 samples in Rajshahi’s two laboratories on Saturday, showing 9.45 per cent positivity rate against 10 per cent on Friday.

Yazdani said the number of admitted patients has declined during the last couple of weeks. So, the number of designated wards and beds in the hospital was reduced, he added.

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