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Dengue deaths reportedly now 60 across the country

Dengue deaths reportedly now 60 across the country
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At least five more people, including another expectant mother, died of dengue across the country on Monday.
The new deaths were reported in Dhaka and Khulna.
Of the deceased, three lost their battle to the fever at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), taking the total number of deaths from dengue at the hospital to 14.
However, people have become worried following outbreak of the dengue that reportedly costs the lives of at least 60 so far, but the government data showed the death toll is only 18 till Monday evening.
On Monday, an expectant mother, Sharmin Akhter Shapla, 32, wife of Nazmul Hasan, Deputy Director of Agargaon Meteorological office, died at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital.
"Shapla died at 4:00am at Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital," said her elder brother Zahurul Islam Ujjal.
Shapla was admitted to Joypurhat Modern Zila Hospital with symptoms of dengue fever on Saturday. Later, she was shifted to Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Besides, a 13-year-old boy, Hasan, died at Dhaka Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) early Monday after being diagnosed with dengue fever.
Hasan was admitted to the hospital on August 3 and breathed his last at 4:00am on Monday morning, said Dr Nasir Uddin, Assistant Director (Admin), of DMCH.
Nakul Kumar Das, 45, son of Nil Kantha Das in Shanir Akhra in the capital,died at the one-stop intensive care unit of DMCH in the evening.
Hailing from Naogaon, Nakul was admitted to the hospital at noon, DMCH Assistant Director Dr Nasir Uddin.
A fourth grader, Othoi Saha, 11, daughter of Kanai Saha of Kamargram in Boalmari upazila in Faridpur, died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Dhaka.
She was first taken to Faridpur General Hospital from where she was later shifted to the capital, Boalmari Traders' Association leader Madan Das said quoting the victim's family members.
In Khulna, Khadiza Begum, 40, wife of Dulu Molla of Tafalbari village in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat, died in a private hospital in the morning.
She was admitted to City Medical Hospital five days back, said Civil Surgeon Dr ASM Aburd Razzak.
According to the Health Emergency Operations Centre of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 18 dengue patients died, all in the capital, and a total of 27,437 people were hospitalised across the country with dengue since 1 January.
At least 7,658 patients, including children, are undergoing treatment at hospitals now, while the rest were discharged after treatment but newly admitted patients recorded 2085 in last 24 hours, it said.
In Dhaka's 38 government and private hospitals, total 4,962 patients are currently receiving treatment whereas total of 2,696 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka..

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