Rajshahi Medical College Hospital authorities were struggling to deal with the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in the district, the hospital authorities said on Thursday.
The hospital deputy director, Saiful Ferdous said, ‘Only critical Covid patients are being admitted to the hospital.’
A total of 224 Covid-19 patients are currently undergoing treatment at the hospital. Of the 224, some 101 are from Rajshahi district and 96 from Chapainawabganj district.
In 24 hours till Thursday morning, some 29 people were admitted to the hospital with Covid-19 symptoms.
Of them, 14 are from Rajshahi district, 11 from Chapainawabganj, three from Naogaon and one from Pabna district, said the hospital authorities.
A total of nine Covid-19 patients died at the hospital in 24 hours till Thursday morning, health officials said.
RMCH deputy director Saiful Ferdous said, ‘The nine patients were undergoing treatment at the hospital.’
‘Of the deceased, five were from Chapainawabganj district, two from Rajshahi, and one each from Naogaon and Pabna districts,’ he added.
With the fresh deaths, the district’s fatality count has reached 77 people since May 24.
It may be mentioned here that authorities in some border districts have already imposed strict restrictions for a week to contain the spread of coronavirus. This was after the government recently empowered the district authorities to take a call on lockdown restrictions in their respective areas.
Rajshahi deputy commissioner Abdul Jalil announced the restrictions on Wednesday afternoon. No one will be allowed to step out of the house from 7:00pm to 8:00am in Rajshahi until June 9 unless there’s an emergency.
All business establishments will remain shut and no vehicles are allowed to ply on the roads except those providing emergency services. However, restaurants and traders can provide their services online.
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