Eight people, including four Covid-19 patients, have died at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) Covid unit in the last 24 hours.
Among the deceased, four others died with Covid symptoms.
Confirming the matter, RMCH Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani said, "Five of the eight latest victims hailed from Chapainawabganj and three others were from Rajshahi."
A total of 101 people have died at RMCH in just 13 days, from 24 May to 5 June. Of them, 60 had contracted Covid-19.
At present, the coronavirus infection rate in Rajshahi stands at 51% after 131 people tested positive for Covid-19 out of 256 samples examined in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the nighttime lockdown has been effective in the district, every day from 7 pm to 6 am, to curb the spread of the notorious virus.