Dengue outbreak: Three more die, over 1,600 hospitalised

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:08, Aug 19, 2019 | Updated : 17:14, Aug 19, 2019

A nurse is seen treating a dengue infected patient at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 2, 2019. REUTERSThree more people have died from dengue-related fever on Monday (Aug 19) and over 1,600 hospitalised across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.
The deaths were reported from Mymensingh, Khulna and Faridpur districts on Monday (Aug 19).
In Khulna, a man died while being treated for dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH), reports our correspondent.
Forty-two-year old Mizanur Raham, from Khajadanga area of the district’s Rupsha Upazila, admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on Aug 15.
On Saturday, he sustained injuries on his head after falling on the floor of the hospital’s washroom and succumbed to his injuries around 7am, KMCH Director ATM manzur Morshed told Bangla Tribune.
In Mymensingh, one Anwar Hossain, 45, died around 5am while being treated at Mymensingh medical college hospital, our correspondent reports quoting Dr Lakhmi Narayan Mazumdar, deputy director of the hospital.
In Faridpur, one Delwar Hossain, 36, a khadem of a mosque from Goldangi area of the district’s Sadar Upazila, died of dengue at Faridpur medical college hospital around 9am, reports our correspondent.
As of Aug 19, official data shows dengue has claimed 40 lives so far across Bangladesh since Jan 1 while the unofficially death toll is reported to be over 100.
A total of 1,615 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among them, 757 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 858 in divisions outside Dhaka, says a DGHS statement on Monday.
A total of 6,733 people are currently receiving treatment in different hospitals across Bangladesh.
Of them, 3,419 patients are receiving treatment in different government and private hospitals in Dhaka and another 3,314 are elsewhere, the statement says.
Since Jan 1 till Aug 17, a total of 54,797 people have been affected by dengue.
Among those admitted, a total of 48,028 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.