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1 more dies of dengue at DMCH

  • Published at 05:42 pm September 17th, 2019
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The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 157, so far

A fifth-grader schoolgirl has died of dengue fever at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Tarin, 11, daughter of Nasir Talukdar from Ghoshaighat upazila of Shariatpur, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of DMCH at 2:46pm on Tuesday, Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost, and Tarin's aunt Shahida Begum said.

According to them, Tarin was initially admitted to Ghoshaighat Upazila Health Complex after she contracted a fever. There, she was diagnosed with dengue and shifted to DMCH on September 12. 

Later, when her condition deteriorated, she was taken to the ICU, where she passed away on Tuesday. Her relatives have collected her body and started for Shariatpur.

A total of 615 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

615 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

Till Tuesday, 198 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 417 in districts outside Dhaka.      

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.

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The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Tuesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,485.

A total of 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 17, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 157, so far.

As many as 993 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,492 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 17, a total of 82,454 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 79,766 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

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