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One more dies of dengue in Khulna

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The deceased was identified as Mizanur Raham, 40, son of late Md Akher Ali of Rupsha upazila in the district.

 

A vegetable vendor died of mosquito-borne disease dengue at Khulna Medical College Hospital here on Monday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mizanur Raham, 40, son of late Md Akher Ali of Rupsha upazila in the district.

Dr Sailendranath Biswas, resident medical officer of the hospital, said Mizanur was admitted to the hospital with dengue fever on August 15 and breathed his last around 7 am today.

Five people have so far died of dengue in the district since April.

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.

At least 1,706 new patients were hospitalized in 24 hours till Sunday morning across the country, according to Health Emergency Operation Center 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.

The rate of new infections fluctuated around the last week even though it showed a slight fall on Friday and Saturday but increased again on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of new infections in district level also increased in the last 24 hours from Saturday’s 839 to 972 on Sunday.

The government has so far confirmed 40 deaths although unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.

Currently, 7,168 patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics, less by 7 percent than Saturday. Of them, 3,668 are hospitalised in the capital and 3,500 around the country.