Dhaka, Aug 19 – Three more people died of dengue in Khulna, Mymensingh and Faridpur districts on Monday, showing an uptrend in casualties by the mosquito-borne disease in the country.
However, the number of patients taking admission to hospitals with dengue infections has marked a fall.
Those died today in the three districts were identified as Mizanur Raham, 40, son of late Md Akher Ali of Rupsha upazila in Khulna, Anwar Hossain, 46, of Kendua in Netrakona and Delwar Hossain, 35, a caretaker of a mosque and son of Sheikh Shafiuddin of Faridpur Sadar upazila.
In Khulna, Mizanur was admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on August 15 and died at 7 am today, said Dr Sailendranath Biswas, resident medical officer of Khulna Medical College Hospital.
At least 20 new patients were admitted to different hospitals in the district in the last 24 hours till Monday morning while 69 patients are undergoing treatment.
In Faridpur, Delwar Hossain died around 10 am after being diagnosed with dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital, said Kamda Prasad Saha, director of the hospital.
Delwar’s father Sheikh Safiuddin said they admitted Delwar to Faridpur Sadar Hospital with dengue and shifted him to Faridpur Medical College Hospital on Sunday night.
At least 57 new patients were admitted to different hospitals in the district in the last 24 hours till Monday morning while 346 patients are undergoing treatment.
In Mymensingh, Anwar Hossain, hailing from Kendua in Netrakona, was admitted to the Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital after having infected with dengue on August 11.
He breathed his last around 5 am at the hospital, said Dr Laxmi Narayann Mazumdar, deputy director of the hospital.
At least 1,615 new patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8 am on Monday across the country, according to Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The number of dengue patients was 1,460 on Saturday, 1,719 on Friday while 1,929 on Thursday, 1,880 on Wednesday, 1,201 on Tuesday and 2,097 on Monday last.
Meanwhile, the number of new infections at district level also declined in the last 24 hours from Sunday’s 972 to 858 on Monday.
The government has so far confirmed the deaths of 40 people although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.
Currently, 6,733 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics. Of them, 3, 419 are hospitalised in the capital and 3,314 around the country. – UNB