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Dengue claims another life in Rajshahi

Published: September 14, 2019 12:33:38 | Updated: September 14, 2019 19:50:21


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A woman died of dengue at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) on Saturday morning.

The deceased was identified as Rawshan Ara, 55, wife of Moslem Uddin of Daulatpur village in Bheramara upazila.

Dr Saiful Islam Ferdous, deputy director of RMCH, said Rawshan died at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) around 10 am.

She was diagnosed with dengue on September 8 at Kushtia Sadar Hospital and shifted to the ICU of RMCH on September 12, he said.

Three people died of the mosquito-borne disease at RMCH since the starting of dengue outbreak in January, he said.

Over 673 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Friday morning.

Among them, 229 were hospitalised in Dhaka while 444 in other parts of the country, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

About 2,900 patients are being treated at hospitals across the country. Of those, 1,282 in the capital, reports UNB.

Since the beginning of this year, 80,040 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka, until Friday morning. Of them, 76,937 made full recovery, according to the government.

Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.

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