2 more die of dengue in Noakhali, Mymensingh
Published : 11 Aug 2019, 16:55
Two more people died of dengue in Noakhali and Mymensingh districts on Sunday.
In Noakhali, a sexagenarian man succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at Noakhali General Hospital in the early hours.
The deceased was identified as Amir Hossain, 60, a former army man and son of late Ataur Ali of Ganesh Shaymapur village in Sadar upazila of Laxmipur Hospital sources said Amir, who was working at a private organisation in Dhaka after his retirement from army, was returning home from the capital on Saturday with fever.
As his condition deteriorated on the way, he was taken to the general hospital around 1am on Sunday.
He died around 6:15am while undergoing treatment at the hospital, said resident medical officer (RMO) of the hospital Syed Mohiuddin Abdul Azim.
With this, two people have so far died of dengue in the district.
On August 2, railway employee Mosharaf Hossain Raju, 30, died at a hospital here.
Meanwhile, a total of 42 dengue patients are currently taking treatment at the general hospital, said the RMO.
In Mymensingh, a college boy, Farhad, 20, lost his battle to dengue at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital around 11:30am.
Deputy director of the hospital Dr Laxmi Narayan Majumder said Farhad was admitted to the hospital on Saturday night with dengue. “He died due to multiple organ failure following dengue,” he said, adding that 201 dengue patients are currently admitted to the hospital.
The number of dengue infections marked a rise again on Saturday after a fall for two consecutive days as 2,176 new cases were recorded in 24 hours till Saturday morning.
The new dengue infections saw a rise by 174 than Friday’s 2,002. Of these, 1,065 cases were reported from Dhaka alone.
The number of dengue patients came down to 2,002 on Friday from Thursday’s 2,326 and Wednesday’s 2,428.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) prepared the data based on reports sent to it by 40 hospitals, including 30 private ones.
Since January, 38,844 patients were admitted to hospitals with dengue and 29,395 recovered, the government said.
Currently, 9,420 patients, including children, are undergoing treatment at hospitals.
Official data show the death toll as 29 but unofficial estimates suggest the number much higher.
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