POST TIME: 19 October, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Two more die of dengue
178 new patients hospitalised in 24hrs

Two more die of dengue

Two more have died of dengue, a mosquito-borne disease, in Kustia and Barishal. One of them was Shipon Hossain, 27, son of Masud Hossain from Kazipur village of Gangni Upazila in Meherpur district. He died at  Kustia Medical College Hospital (KMCH). He was diagnosed with dengue on October 16 and was admitted to the Gangni Upzaila Health Complex.

When his condition deteriorated, he was referred to the KMCH, said Sajib Uddin Sadhin, medical officer of the health complex. The second dengue victim was Babul Hawlader, 30, son of Abdul Rashid from Mathbaria upazila in Pirojpur district. He died at Barishal Sher- e-Bangla Medical College on Thursday afternoon. He was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition on Thursday morning, said Dr Md Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital.

However, the number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country shows a downward trend. A total of 178 dengue patients were admitted to various hospitals in the last 24 hours, while the number was 248 on Thursday and 283 on Wednesday.

Among the fresh cases, 57 were admitted to various hospitals in the capital, while the remaining 121 to hospitals outside the capital.

In a press release yesterday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room said at least 1,018 patients are currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals across the country.

In total, 419 are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital, and the remaining 599 are undergoing treatment outside the capital.

As of yesterday, the number of recorded dengue patients this year was 93,177. At least 52,636 of them were hospitalised in August alone, the data showed.

A total of 91,913 patients have already been released from hospitals following their recovery. About 98.5 per cent of the dengue patients, admitted to different hospitals across the country, were released after treatment, according to health officials.

However, the DGHS has so far analysed 158 out of 246 cases of death and confirmed 98 deaths to have been caused by the mosquito-borne disease.