2 more dengue patients die in Dhaka, Barishal

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Two more people died of mosquito-borne disease dengue in the capital and Barishal on Thursday, reports UNB.

The deceased are identified as Gias Uddin, 40, of Chandpur and Monir Hossain, 38, of Barishal.

Dhaka Medical College Hospital police outpost inspector Bachchu Mia said Gias, a resident of Postogola, got admitted to the hospital with high fever around 11:00pm on Wednesday.

“He was later shifted to the Intensive Care Unit where he died around 6:20am,” he said.

The body was handed over to the family members.

Deceased Gias’ elder brother Jahangir said he was a businessman and a father of three children.

In Barishal, a man died of dengue at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in the morning.

Deceased Monir Hossain was from Mehendiganj upazila of the district.

SBMCH director Bakir Hossain said Monir was hospitalised after being diagnosed with dengue on 18 August. He died around 5:00am.

At least 1,626 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in 24 hours until 8:00am on Wednesday. Of the new cases, 711 were recorded in Dhaka.

Currently, 6,278 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services.

Since the beginning of this year, 57,995 patients infected with dengue were hospitalised and 51,670 of them were discharged after treatment.

The government has so far confirmed the deaths of 47 people but unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.

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