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1,870 more hospitalised as dengue cases rising

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Five people, including the wife of an Additional Inspector General of Police, died of dengue and 1,870 new patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning as there is no sign of improvement in the dengue prevalence.
The overall situation, in fact, worsened as the number of infected patients jumped to 1,870 from Sunday's 1,649.
Sayeda Akhter, 54, wife of Additional Inspector General of Police (Finance) at the Police Headquarters Shahabuddin Koraishi, died of dengue in the capital early Sunday while undergoing treatment at Square Hospitals, said Kamrul Ahsan, public relations officer at the Police Headquarters.
He said Sayeda was first admitted to Samarita Hospital on July 30 and then shifted to the Square Hospitals on Saturday.
Besides, Shanta Akhter, 25, a second-year student of the Department of Accounting at Dhaka's Eden Women's College, died of dengue.
Shanta died at around 7.30pm while undergoing treatment at the Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital. Shanta was admitted to the hospital on Saturday with serious dengue injection.
Shanta was living with her family in Hazaribagh area of Dhaka. Shanta's father and brother are also undergoing treatment at Mohakhali's National Institute for Diseases of the Chest and Hospital after dengue virus infection.
In another incident, one Dipali died of dengue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday evening, according to private TV channel.
In Khulna, dengue claimed the lives of two -- Morjina Begum, 70, and Monjur Sheikh, 13, of Khaja Danga village in Rupsha upazila.
Assistant registrar (Medicine department) at Khulna Medical College Hospital Partho Pratim said Morjina was admitted to the hospital a week ago and died there early Sunday.
Besides, Monjur Sheikh died at Gazi Medical College and Hospital at 11 pm on Saturday, seven hours after his admission there, said chairman of the hospital Gazi Mizanur Rahman.According to government data, 136 people were hospitalised in Khulna with dengue.
As many as 1,053 of the patients were infected with the mosquito-borne virus fever in Dhaka alone with one of them suffering from hemorrhagic dengue and two others from dengue shock syndrome.
According to the Health Emergency Operations Centre of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 24,804 people were hospitalised with dengue since 1 January.
At least 6,858 patients, including children, are undergoing treatment at hospitals now, while the rest were discharged after treatment. During the period, 18 dengue patients died, all in the capital, it said.
Unofficial estimates, however, suggest the death toll is much higher.
Meanwhile, a handout issued by PID on Sunday said the number of beds have been increased by 100 in Mitford Hospital and by 200 in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University for accommodating dengue patients.
Besides, Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery unit and Suhrawardy Hospital have been provided with 1,000 beds each for the same purpose.
Besides, a number of people were infected with dengue in many districts.
In Bagerhat, a total of 15 people have so far been found infected with dengue, said civil surgeon Dr GKM Shamsuzzaman.
Ten of them, he said, have already been discharged from different hospitals in the district while five others are still undergoing treatment at Bagerhat Sadar Hospital.
In Thakurgaon, 31 people have so far been infected with dengue, said civil surgeon Anwarul Islam.
Twenty-three of them are still being treated at Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital while eight of them were released after treatment.
Most of them were infected in the capital and returned home later, said the civil surgeon.
In Keraniganj, 120 people have been infected with dengue till date.
In Jhalkathi, a total of 28 people were affected with dengue.  Among them, 15 are undergoing treatment in government hospitals while others at different clinics, said civil surgeon Shaymol Krishna Hawlader.

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