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2 more die of dengue in Dhaka, Khulna

  • Published at 02:22 pm September 8th, 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

Unofficial death toll reported at 141, so far

A man and a woman have died of dengue in Dhaka and Khulna districts.

Both of them died on Sunday.

In Dhaka, Nasima Akter, 48, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 9:30am, said Inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.

Nasima, who lived in Dhaka’s Shewrapara area, hailed from Comilla, reports UNB.

In Khulna, a man suffering from the mosquito-borne disease died at the Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH).

The deceased was Ashiquzzaman, 37, a resident of Shalikha upazila in Magura district.

KMCH Dr Shailendranath Biswas said: "Ashiquzzaman was admitted to the hospital’s dengue ward in the morning.

“He died around 11am.” 

Dengue menace

A total of 761 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 314 patients were admitted in Dhaka and 447 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Sunday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 3,226.

A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 8, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 141, so far.

As many as 1,592 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,634 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 8, a total of 76,514 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 73,091 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.