Two die of dengue, 267 more hospitalized
Published : Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 at 8:24 PM Count : 174
Two women died of dengue in Faridpur and Khulna districts while 267 people were hospitalized after being infected by the mosquito-borne disease across the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.
Manju Rani, 55, wife of Haripada Kumar of Basantapur village in Rajbari Sadar upazila died in Faridpur Medical College Hospital in the early hour.
Its director Dr Kamada Prasad Saha said Manju was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning and died around 1 am on Tuesday.
Faridpur Civil Surgeon Dr Enamul Haque said a total of 14 new dengue patients were admitted to the hospital in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning while 77 other are undergoing treatment.
Since July 20, 2,995 dengue patients were treated in different hospitals of the district, 2,434 went home after full recovery while 474 were referred to the capital for better treatment, he added.
In Khulna Medical College and Hospital (KMCH), another woman died of dengue in the afternoon.
The deceased was identified as Asthami Sen, 45, wife of Chandan Sen of Keshabpur upazila in Jashore.
KMCH residential physician Dr Shailandranath Biswas said Asthami was admitted to the hospital at noon and she died there later.
Meanwhile, the Directorate General of Health Services said a total of 267 dengue patients were hospitalized across the country till Tuesday morning.
Of them, 63 patients were admitted to different hospitals in the capital and another 204 outside of it.
Currently, 1,316 dengue patients are being treated at different hospitals across the country.
The government said 90,545 people were hospitalised with dengue across the country since the beginning of the year. Of them, 88,987 recovered fully.
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed the deaths of 81 dengue patients after reviewing 136 reports out of 242.