Dengue takes two more lives

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Two more people died of mosquito-borne disease dengue in Khulna and Faridpur districts on Monday morning, reports UNB.

The deceased were Mizanur Raham, 40, son of late Md Akher Ali of Rupsha upazila in Khulna and Delwar Hossain, 35, a khadem of a mosque and son of Sheikh Shafiuddin of Faridpu Sadar upazila.

In Khulna, Mizanur was admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on 15 August and died at 7:00am today, said Sailendranath Biswas, resident medical officer of Khulna Medical College Hospital.

At least 20 new patients were admitted to different hospitals in the district in the past 24 hours till Monday morning while 69 patients are undergoing treatment.

In Faridpur, Delwar Hossain died around 10:00am after being diagnosed with dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said Kamda Prasad Saha, director of the hospital.

Delwar’s father Sheikh Safiuddin said they admitted Delwar to Faridpur Sadar Hospital with dengue and shifted him to Faridpur Medical College Hospital on Sunday night.

At least 57 new patients were admitted to different hospitals in the district in the past 24 hours till Monday morning while 346 patients are undergoing treatment.

At least 1,706 new patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Sunday morning across the country, according to Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The number of dengue patients was 1,460 on Saturday, 1,719 on Friday while 1,929 on Thursday, 1,880 on Wednesday, 1,201 on Tuesday and 2,097 on Monday last.

The rate of new infections fluctuated around the last week even though it showed a slight fall on Friday and Saturday but increased again on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of new infections in district level also increased in the last 24 hours from Saturday’s 839 to 972 on Sunday.

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 per cent than Saturday. Of them, 3,668 are hospitalised in the capital and 3,500 around the country.

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