3 more die of dengue; 1626 fresh infections recorded

Sun Online Desk

21st August, 2019 07:26:13 printer

3 more die of dengue; 1626 fresh infections recorded

Three more people, including a woman, have died of dengue in the capital while the fresh infections marked a slight rise across the country.

At least 1,626 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday against Tuesday’s 1,572. The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on Saturday, and 1,719 on Friday.

Khadiza Akhter Nila, 27, wife of Md Monir Hossain of Dayaganj in Gendaria of the capital, succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday evening, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.

Nila’s relatives said she was diagnosed with dengue during Eid-ul-Azha vacation and admitted to the DMCH on August 16 as her condition deteriorated where she died while undergoing treatment at the Medicine department.

A grade six student of a school in the capital died of dengue at Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Shahmun Siraj, 27, a student of Milestone School at Uttara in the city, son of Mamun Siraj.

He breathed his last at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital this morning while undergoing treatment.

Shamun Siraj’s relatives said Siraj was admitted to the hospital on August 18 and later, he was shifted to ICU on August 19 as his condition deteriorated.

Another unidentified man who was admitted to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Milford Hospital lost his battle to dengue on Tuesday night, said hospital’s Assistant Director Dr Abdur Rashid.

Of the new infections, 711 were recorded in Dhaka alone while 915 in other parts of the country.

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

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

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

There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, WHO says. But early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 percent.