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2 die of dengue in the last 24 hours

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Sixteen patients have so far died of dengue in Khulna since January

A woman, Kamla Begum, died of mosquito-borne disease dengue at Kaligonj Upazilla Health Complex on Monday evening. 

Doctor Hussain Safyat of Kaligonj Upazilla Health Complex said Kamla Begum was admitted on Monday and died during treatment. He also said that at the moment there are 3 new dengue patients  making the tally of 5 dengue patients in the hospital.  

Woman dies of dengue in Khulna

Rekha Mollik, 45, in Khulna died of dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Sunday night.

Dr Shoilendranath Biswas, resident doctor of KMCH, said Rekha was admitted to the hospital’s Dengue Ward on Saturday and died at 10:45pm on Sunday.

Besides dengue, Rekha was suffering from heart and kidney diseases, he added.

Sixteen patients have so far died of dengue in Khulna since January.

According to Khulna Divisional Health Directorate, 9,115 people were infected with the disease in 10 districts of the division, while 108 new patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours as of on Monday . 

A total of 348 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till as of 8am on Monday .

Of them, 90 people were admitted to the hospitals in Dhaka while the rest 258 outside the capital, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

According to DGHS the death toll is 84 where as unofficially 174 people died from this disease.