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Another dengue patient dies at DMCH

  • Published at 11:08 pm July 29th, 2019
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A total of seven dengue patients died at DMCH so far

Yet another dengue infected patient died at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) while undergoing treatment.

The deceased, Rita Akter, 28, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital at 8:28am on Monday, Dr Md Nasiruddin, assistant director (administration) of the hospital, said on Monday night.

Rita, a garments worker and a resident of Tongi in Gazipur,  was admitted to the hospital on July 26. 

A total of seven people including the deceased died at DMCH so far, he added.

A number of 593 patients infected with the dengue virus were undergoing treatment at DMCH till Monday noon, officials said.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans when an infected Aedes mosquito bites them. It has no known cure or vaccine yet.

The dengue outbreak in Bangladesh reached a record high on Monday with at least 1,096 patients getting hospitalized in the last 24 hours.

A number of 13,637 people were admitted to hospitals after getting infected by dengue virus between January 1 and July 29, reveal the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data.

 This year, number of dengue patients saw highest records, breaking all past statistics of last 19 years. Among them, 11,450 were hospitalized in first 29 days of July alone.