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2 more die due to dengue

  • Published at 11:22 am August 22nd, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

DGHS' official death toll is 47, while the unofficial toll is over 106

Two more people have died of dengue in Dhaka and Barisal district.

They died on Thursday.

In Dhaka, a man named Md Gias Uddin died of dengue occurred at 6:20am on Thursday.

He died at the intensive care unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).


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Gias, 40, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night as he was suffering from fever.

DMCH police outpost Inspector Md Bachu Mia said his family members have taken back his body to Chandpur.

He was the son of Abdul Awal from Matlab upazila in Chandpur.


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In Barisal, a man named Monir Hossain, 38, died of dengue at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH).

Dr Bakir Hossain, director of SBMCH, said Monir, son of Shahjahan Mia of Mehendiganj upazila, was diagnosed and hospitalized with dengue on Sunday.

He died while undergoing treatment on Thursday, reports UNB.

Dengue death toll

Since January 1 till August 21, a total of 57,995 people have been affected by dengue.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Wednesday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,278.

The number of new infections at district level also increased from Tuesday’s 822 to 915 on Wednesday.

A total 47 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 21, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 106, so far.