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4 more die of dengue

  • Published at 12:09 pm August 19th, 2019
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File photo: A dengue patient receives treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll now stands at over 103

Four more people have died of dengue in Barisal, Thakurgaon, Faridpur, and Mymensingh.

In Barisal, Sumaia Aktar, 18, from Mirzaganj under Patuakhali district, died at Barishal Sher E Bangla Medical College Hospital on Monday afternoon.

In Thakurgaon, 10-year-old Mashrufa Begum died on Monday morning after being diagnosed with dengue during the Eid holidays.

In Faridpur, Mosque Khadem Delwar Hossain, 36, died at the Faridpur Medical College Hospital around 9am Monday.

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Confirming the matter, hospital Director Dr Kamoda Prasad Saha said: "Delwar was transferred from Faridpur General Hospital on Sunday night. He died this morning.

A record 50,000 people have been hospitalized with dengue this year, according to data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In Mymensingh, Anwar Hossain, 45, died at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital around 5am on Monday.

Confirming the matter, hospital deputy director Lakkhi Narayan Majumdar said: "Anwar had low blood pressure and had been suffering from heart complications before dying of dengue."

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Although the official dengue death toll from the DGHS stands at 40, the unofficial count from media reports is over 103.