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Man dies of dengue in Barisal

  • Published at 01:56 pm October 12th, 2019
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The unofficial death stands over 180, so far

A man has died of dengue while undergoing treatment at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in Barisal.

He died around 8am on Saturday.

The deceased is- Abdul Khalek, 65, son of Nezamul Huq, from Chargazi of Bhola sadar upazila.

Dr Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital, told Dhaka Tribune that Khalek was transferred to the hospital from Bhola as he was in critical condition.

He said: "He was admitted to the hospital on Friday afternoon with dengue, and died on Saturday morning."

Including Khalek, a total of 12 dengue patients have died at this hospital while receiving treatment since July 16, the hospital director added. 

Dengue situation in Bangladesh

An average of 10 patients are being admitted to hospitals each hour in the capital and outer districts, as at least 238 people got infected in the last 24 hours as of Friday.

According to data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room, 55 people took admissions in hospitals in Dhaka, while 183 admissions were reported in districts in 24 hours since 8am as of Thursday.

Currently, 1,218 of patients – 400 in Dhaka and 818 in districts -- are receiving treatments in hospitals.

A total of 91,353 dengue patients have been hospitalized from January 1 to Oct 11 this year, however, 89,893 of them were released after treatment.

During the period, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information of 242 deaths across Bangladesh from dengue. After analyzing 151 reports, the institute confirmed the deaths of 93. However, unofficial death toll stands over 180, so far.

The dengue outbreak this year has reached an all time high record in Bangladesh. Although it was initially limited to the capital, the virus spread to other districts in the fourth week of July.

Since September, the number of people hospitalized came down gradually.