Dengue claims 2 more lives, 2,093 hospitalised

Published: August 12, 2019 19:30:55 | Updated: August 13, 2019 11:43:14

Two more people died of dengue and 2,093 new patients have been admitted to different hospitals across the country, report agencies.

The new deaths were recorded in the capital and Rajshahi on Monday while the new infections in 24 hours till Monday morning.

The deceased were identified as Akram Hossain, 40, son of late Abdul Wahab of Jatrabari in the capital, and Abdul Malek, son of Golam Nabi of Bahram Housenagar in Sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj district.

Akram succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 5am, said Constable Raju Ahmed of the DMCH police camp.

Quoting his relatives, he said Akram was admitted to the hospital 5-6 days ago with dengue.

In Rajshahi, Malek breathed his last at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) at noon, said its deputy director Dr Saiful Ferdous.

He said Malek who used to work as a mason in Dhaka returned home recently with dengue and he was taken to the RMCH early Monday.

A total of 2,093 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the last 24 hours, said a government statement.

A total of 842 patients have been admitted to different public and private hospitals and clinics in the capital and 1251 others in different hospitals outside of Dhaka, according to record of the emergency and operation center and the control room under the Directorate General of Health Services.

At present, a total of 8006 dengue patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals across the country.

A total of 40 people died of dengue and 35,225 have returned home from hospital after taking treatment since January last.


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