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Number of fresh dengue cases rises again

  • Published at 09:00 pm September 1st, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients, covered in mosquito nets, receiving treatment at a hospital in Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Woman died from the mosquito-borne disease undergoing treatment at Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar on Saturday night

The number of fresh dengue cases in the country has risen once more, with 902 people admitted to hospitals across the country in the 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

Previously, 760 patients were hospitalized with dengue on August 31, while 1,025 patients were hospitalized on August 30, and 1,189 on August 29.

Meanwhile, a woman died from the mosquito-borne disease undergoing treatment at Enam Medical College and Hospital in Savar on Saturday night.

The deceased,  Khadiza Begum, 40, was from Bandaria in Barisal.

Khadiza’s family said she had a fever for the last 12 days and was admitted to a local hospital. When her condition worsened, she was transferred to Enam Medical College and Hospital for better treatment, where she died around 11pm on Saturday.

According to the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 57 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 1. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 129 so far.

Of the 902 new patients admitted to hospitals across the country, 405 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka, and another 497 were hospitalized in other districts.

4,254 patients are currently undergoing treatment at government and private hospitals, including 2,340 patients at 41 hospitals in Dhaka, and 1,914 patients outside the capital, the DGHS said.

Since January 1 till September 1, a total of 71,097 people have been affected by dengue.

Of those hospitalized, 66,658 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

Additional reporting by Nadim Hossain from Savar