Dengue claims two more lives

Two more persons have died of dengue in Dhaka and Madaripur districts as the viral disease kept wreaking havoc on the country, particularly in capital Dhaka, reports UNB.

The deceased were Sohrab Hossain Sourav, 10, a Class-III student and son of Firoz Hossain of Ispahani area in South Keraniganj of Dhaka, and Sharmin, 22, daughter of Md Rubel of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur.

Nirmal Kumar Sen, deputy director of Sir Salimullah Medical College in the capital, said Sourav, who was infected with dengue, died at the hospital around 10:00pm on Wednesday.

With this, two people from Keraniganj have so far died of dengue. On 8 July, ninth grader Fahim died of the mosquito-borne fever.

Kamada Prasad Saha, coordinator of Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said Sharmin was hospitalised with dengue fever on 28 July.

She lost her battle to the fever around 3:30pm on Thursday, he said.

Kamada also said 88 dengue patients were admitted to the hospital since 20 July and three of them were referred to Dhaka. Currently, there were 65 dengue patients at the hospital.

Dengue cases are still surging across the country as 1,712 more people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne virus in 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday.

Of them, 1,150 dengue cases were reported in the capital alone, manifesting that the city is apparently in the grip of a serious outbreak of dengue fever. Three of these patients were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue.

On Wednesday, the number of dengue cases all over the country was 1,477, while 1,300 on Tuesday 1,096 on Monday, indicating a gradual rise in dengue infection, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Currently, 5,838 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country, it said.

From 1 January till the date, 19,517 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals while 13,661 of them released after treatment.

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