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Dengue: Over 1,706 more hospitalised in 24hrs

Published: August 18, 2019 19:17:12 | Updated: August 19, 2019 14:18:58


Some 1,706 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning with the report of one death, according to government sources.

The new number of the mosquito borne disease is a significant rise from that of the previous 24 hours 1,460 on Saturday, 1,719 on Friday and 1,929 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,394 people were discharged from hospitals during the period after receiving treatment, revealed figures by Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A college student died of dengue at Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital in Sirajganj on Saturday night, as per UNB report.

The deceased was identified as Mehdi Hasan Mim Talukder, 17, a Class-XI student of Govt Hajee Korop Ali Memorial Degree College and son of Aminul Islam Monnu Talukder of Haluakandi village in Kamarkhand upazila.

Dr Faridul Islam, resident medical officer of the hospital, said Mehdi was admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on August 14 and he died around 8pm.

Meanwhile, family members blamed negligence by doctors and nurses for Mehdi’s death.

Of the new dengue infections, 734 were reported in Dhaka city alone while the rest in other divisions,.

The government has so far confirmed 40 deaths although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.

Currently, 7,168 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics, less by 7.0 per cent than Saturday.

Of them, 3,668 are hospitalised in the capital and 3,500 around the country.

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