Five more die of dengue, 1,200 hospitalised

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:24, Aug 13,2019 | Updated: 21:49, Aug 13,2019


Five more people died of dengue at hospitals in Dhaka, Khulna and Lakshmipur between Monday evening and Tuesday evening as hospitalisation and death caused by the viral infection continued across Bangladesh.

The deaths took to 98 the death toll from dengue this year although the government confirmed the death of 40 dengue patients.

The data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services showed that 1,200 new patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours ending 8:00am on Tuesday.

In Dhaka, Samia, 8, of Taltala died of dengue at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital at about 6:00am on Tuesday, hospital director Uttam Kumar Barua said.

Samia was admitted to the hospital on August 10, he said.

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited manager Mahbubullah Hoque, 35, died of dengue at the intensive care unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital.

Mahbubullah, father of three children and hailing from Pangsha in Rajbari, was admitted to the ICU at about 4:00pm on Monday and died at about 10:00am on Tuesday, BSMMU public relations officer Proshanta Kumar Majumder told New Age.

With 22 new patients admitted to the hospital in 24 hours until Tuesday 8:00am, 140 patients are being treated for the mosquito-borne disease at the university hospital, he said, adding that 22 patients were released from the hospital during the period.

Billal Hossain, 40, of Chouraj area in Cumilla, who was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with dengue, died at the hospital on Tuesday at about 5:00am, the hospital police outpost in-charge Bachchu Mia said.

In Khulna, Md Rasel, 32, of village Narkelbaria under Kotalipara in Gopalganj, died of dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital early Tuesday, a day after he was admitted to the hospital, Khulna civil surgeon Abdur Razzak said.

He said that Rasel, a cleaner at Ramna Park in Dhaka, came to his ancestral home from Dhaka with fever a few days ago and was admitted to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital from where he was shifted to the Khulna hospital on Monday.

New Age correspondent in Lakshmipur, quoting Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital paediatric specialist Morshed Alam Hiru, reported that Parash, 4, son of Kamruzzaman of Daspara area under Kamalnagar upazila in the district died of dengue on Monday at about 10:00pm.

Parash’s uncle Md Ibrahim said his nephew was diagnosed as having dengue at Fair Diagnostic Pathology Centre in Lakshmipur district town on August 10.

Besides, the number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka continued to remain higher than that in Dhaka in past few days while the people from the capital swarmed to villages to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha.

1n 24 hours ending Tuesday 8:00am, Dhaka Medical College Hospital received the highest 118 dengue patients, according to health emergency operations centre and control room data.

In its dengue report on Tuesday, the Directorate General of Health Services showed that in the past 24 hours till 8:00am on Tuesday, 1,200 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country. The number of new patients was 2,093 on Monday, 2,334 on Sunday, 2,176 on Saturday and 2,002 on Friday.

On Tuesday, 601 new patients were admitted to hospitals in districts and the number was 1,251 on Monday, 1,353 on Sunday, 1,111 on Saturday and 1,055 on Friday.

In Dhaka, the number of new dengue patients admitted to hospitals was 599 on Tuesday, 842 on Monday, 981 on Sunday, 1,065 on Saturday and 947 on Friday.

On Tuesday, at least 7,547 dengue patients were under treatment at hospitals including 4,115 in the capital and 3,432 in the districts.

So far, according to the reports, 44,471 dengue patients were hospitalised this year, including 26,010 in the 13 days of August.

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