Three more die of dengue, 753 hospitalised

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:46, Sep 10,2019 | Updated: 20:03, Sep 10,2019


Three people died of dengue in Mymensingh, Faridpur and Kushtia on Tuesday while new patients continued to pour into hospitals across the country.

The directorate of health services officials said that 753 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours ending 6:00am on Tuesday.

New Age correspondent in Mymensingh, quoting Mymensingh Medical College Hospital assistant director Shamsuzzaman Selim, reported that Fatema Khatun, 50, of Hossainpur in Kishoreganj who was admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on September 3 died at intensive care unit Tuesday morning.

New Age correspondent at Islamic University in Kushtia, quoting Bheramara upazila health and family planning officer Nurul Amin, reported that Mina Khatun, 25, of Kazihata under Bheramara in Kushtia was admitted to the upazila health complex with dengue fever on September 6 and died Tuesday morning.

In Faridpur, Siddikur Rahman, 55, of village Kabirajpur under Raipur in Madaripur who was referred to Faridpur Medical College Hospital from Raipur upazila health complex Monday afternoon with dengue fever died at the hospital early Tuesday, said district civil surgeon Enamul Haque.

Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research received information about 197 dengue-related deaths. So far, it has reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 deaths caused by dengue.

Currently, 3,072 dengue patients are being treated at hospitals and clinics across the country.

The government said that 77,983 people were hospitalised with dengue since the beginning of this year. Of them, 74,714 went home after recovery.

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