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1 more dies of dengue

  • Published at 11:27 pm September 19th, 2019
Dengue patients-Jessore
File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll reported to be over 158 till now

A woman has died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) while undergoing treatment.

The deceased is Rozina Begum, 35, a resident of Jhikargacha upazila in Jessore.

Dr Parth Pratim, coordinator of KMCH dengue ward, said Rozina died around 9:40pm on Thursday.

"She was admitted to the hospital with dengue shock syndrome around 4am," he added.

As many as of 491 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours. 

Till 8am on Thursday, a number of 159 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 332 in districts outside the capital.

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 The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Thursday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,226.

A total of 68 dengue patients died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 19, according to their own collected data. However, unofficial death toll is reported to be over 158, so far.

As many as 903 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,323 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

In 2019, a total of 83,481 people have been affected by dengue since January 1.

Among those admitted, a total of 81,052 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.