'He was sent to KMCH for better treatment'
A man has died of dengue fever while undergoing treatment at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Monday.
The deceased, Sheikh Khalid Hossain, 24, was the son of retired teacher Sheikh Lutfur Rahman of Mongolhata village under Mallikpur union parishad.
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Lohagara Upazila Health Complex Resident Physician Dr Abdul Al Mamun said: "Khalid's health deteriorated very quickly after he was admitted here on Friday.
"He was sent to KMCH for better treatment."
120 more hospitalized for dengue
A total of 120 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.
Till 8am on Monday, 48 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 72 in districts outside Dhaka.
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Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.
The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Monday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 608.
A total of 107 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till November 18, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 192, so far.
As many as 280 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 328 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.
Since January 1 till November 18, as many as 98,899 people have been affected by dengue.
Among those admitted, a total of 98,040 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.