Eight-month-old dies of dengue in Khulna

653 hospitalised in 24 hours

Staff Correspondent

17 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

An eight month old child died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital while 653 new dengue patients have been hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till Monday morning.

The deceased was identified as Rafit, son of Kamruzzaman of Monirampu upazila in Jashore.

Over 10,000 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country during the last 15 days of this month, sources said. 

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 653 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the past 24 hours till Monday morning.

Of them, 193 patients were hospitalised in the capital and 460 others elsewhere in the country.

The number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country is 10,742 in September this year. Some 52,636 patients were hospitalised in August, 16,253 in July and 1,884 in June, DGHS sources said.