Friday, 16th April 2021

Dengue fever claims 4 lives in Dhaka, Barisal

Dhaka, July 30 (BAN/ AD): Dengue fever in Barisal and Dhaka has caused death of 4 people. @ people each have died in Barisal and Dhaka. In Barisal, two people died from mosquito-borne dengue at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Tuesday. In Dhaka, Farzana Hossain, 43, from Narayanganj district, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Unofficial reports say 41 people have died so far, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) says only eight people have so far died from the disease. A number of 593 patients infected with the dengue virus were undergoing treatment at DMCH.

As per DGHS data, between January 1 and July 29 this year, the number of dengue diagnosis saw sharp rise outside of Dhaka, with 1,283 cases reported so far in different districts under seven divisions — Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Barisal, and Sylhet — till 8am Monday.

The highest number admissions — 391 — was recorded in Chittagong Division, followed by 370 in Dhaka Division, 203 in Khulna, 171 in Rajshahi, 61 in Rangpur, 57 in Barisal, and 30 in Sylhet, according to data compiled by the Health Emergency Operation Centre and DGHS Control Room.

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