Dhaka, Bangladesh
Seven more die, 1626 patients admitted

Seven more die, 1626 patients admitted

Health dept confirms casualties

News Desk: Seven more dengue patients, including a woman and an unidentified man, died while the fresh infections marked a slight rise across the country. The government has now confirmed the death of 47 people. Earlier, the government stuck to the death toll at 40. There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, WHO says. But early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 percent. Khadiza Akhter Nila, 27, wife of Md Monir Hossain of Dayaganj in Gendaria of the capital, succumbed to the mosquito-borne disease at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Tuesday evening, said Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost. Nila's relatives said she was diagnosed with dengue during Eid-ul-Azha vacation and admitted to the DMCH on August 16 as her condition deteriorated where she died while undergoing treatment at the Medicine department. Another unidentified man who was admitted to Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mitford Hospital lost his battle to dengue on Tuesday night, said hospital's Assistant Director Dr Abdur Rashid. At least 1,626 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday against Tuesday's 1,572. The number of dengue patients was 1,615 on Monday, 1,706 on Sunday, 1,460 on Saturday, and 1,719 on Friday. Of the new infections, 711 were recorded in Dhaka alone while 915 in other parts of the country. Currently, 6,278 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Since the beginning of this year, 57,995 patients infected with dengue were hospitalised and 51,670 of them were discharged after treatment, it said.

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