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2 more die of dengue

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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 108

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

In Dhaka, a man named Badshah Mia, 20,  died of dengue in ward 602 of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 2:10pm on Friday.

The deceased's elder sister Farzana Akhter said: "Badshah, diagnosed with dengue, was admitted to DMCH  on August 21."

DMCH police outpost Inspector Md Bachchu Mia said: "After legal procedures the body was handed over to the family."

Badshah  was the son of Motaleb Mia from the Borunpur village of the Mithamain upazila in the Kishoreganj district.

In Satkhira, housewife died of the mosquito-borne disease dengue in the sadar upazila.

She died on her way to the  Khulna Medical College Hospital from the Satkhira Sadar Hospital early Friday.

The deceased is Shahanara Khatun, 37, wife of Khalilur Rahman of Kushkhali village in the upazila.

Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Satkhira Sadar Hospital Medicine Specialist Dr Asaduzzaman said Shahanara was admitted to the Sadar Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on August 18.

On Thursday midnight, the physicians referred her to the Khulna Medical College Hospital after her condition deteriorated but she died around 1am while being transferred to Khulna.

Earlier, in the evening of August 22, a madrasa student named Alamgir Gazi, of the Kaliganj upazila, died of dengue while under treatment.

Dengue death toll

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) collected data, a total 47 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 22. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 108, so far.

In the same time-frame, a total of 59,592 people were affected by dengue. Among those admitted, a total of 53,398 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

DGHS, in a press release issued on Friday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,035.

A total of 3,411 patients are currently receiving treatment in different government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 2,624 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.