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1 dies of dengue in Chittagong

  • Published at 01:55 am September 27th, 2019
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Rasheda, 25, a resident of Bishwa Colony in Chittagong's Akbar Shah area, was admitted to the hospital around 10:30pm on Wednesday and died there on Thursday

A woman has died of dengue at Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH).

Rasheda, 25, a resident of Bishwa Colony in Chittagong's Akbar Shah area, was admitted to the hospital around 10:30pm on Wednesday and died there on Thursday.

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of CMCH police outpost Aladdin Talukder confirmed the matter.

A total of 388 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in 24 hours, till 8am on Thursday. 

Among them, 117 new patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 271 in the rest of the country.

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 1,704.

A total of 75 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 26, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 166, so far.

As many as 659 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,045 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 26, as many as 86,543 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 84,615 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.