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2 die of dengue in Khulna

  • Published at 05:20 pm September 16th, 2019
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The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 156, so far

Two people, including an eight-month-old child, have died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital (KMCH).

Dr Shailendranath Biswas of KMCH confirmed the deaths to Dhaka Tribune.

Rafit, eight-month-old child son of Kamruzzaman of Monirampu upazila in Jessore, was admitted to KMCH with dengue shock syndrome on Sunday afternoon. He was shifted to the ICU of the hospital when his condition deteriorated later in the day, and died yesterday morning.

In addition, 50-year-old Khabir Uddin was also admitted to the hospital with dengue on Sunday, and died at 3:45 pm yesterday.

According to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 16. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 156, so far. 

The DGHS said 653 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Monday, 193 patients were admitted in Dhaka and 460 in districts outside Dhaka.

The number of patients currently undergoing treatment for dengue in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,507. Among them, 983 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,524 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 16, a total of 81,839 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 79,129 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.