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Dengue: Two die, 1,460 more hospitalised till Saturday morning

Published: August 17, 2019 20:12:03 | Updated: August 18, 2019 10:03:44


Dengue claimed lives of two and 1,460 more people have been infected with the mosquito-borne disease till Saturday morning, according to government information.

The fresh deaths were recorded in Dhaka and Faridpur on, says UNB agency citing information revealed by Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).  

The deceased, who died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), was identified as Monwara Begum, 45, wife of Saiful Islam of Chamakpur village in Mithamain upazila of Kishoreganj district. 

Saiful said Monwara was admitted to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital after she was diagnosed with dengue about 10 days back.

She was taken to the DMCH on August 13 where she died at the intensive care unit around 10:45am, he said.

In Faridpur, a college student died of dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Sumon Bashar Raj, 18, son of Mizanur Rahman of Changpur village in Magura district. He was a second-year student of a government college in Magura.

Mostafizur Rahman Bulu, assistant director of the hospital, said Sumon was admitted to the hospital on August 12 and he breathed his last around 10am.

The victim’s father said Sumon was detected with dengue at Magura Hospital on August 8 and later sent to the medical college hospital.

Of the new dengue infections, 621 were reported in Dhaka city alone.

The number of dengue patients was 1,719 on Friday while on Thursdays it was 1,929 and on Wednesday the number was 1,880.

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

The DGHS said 51,476 people were hospitalised with dengue since January this year. Of them, 43,580 had made full recovery.

Currently, 7,856 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics.

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