September 16 (United News of Bangladesh) – An eight-month-old child died of dengue at Khulna Medical College and Hospital while 619 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning.
The deceased was identified as Rafit, son of Kamruzzaman of Monirampu Upazila in Jashore.
Dr Partha Pratim Debnath of KMCH said the minor boy was admitted to Khulna Hospital on Sunday afternoon with dengue shock syndrome and later shifted to Intensive Care Unit as his condition deteriorated.
He died in the early morning, he said.
Meanwhile, among the new patients, 193 were hospitalized in Dhaka and 460 in other parts of the country, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
About 2,507 patients, including 983 in the capital, are currently being treated at hospitals across the country.
Since the beginning of this year, 81,839 people were hospitalized with dengue, most of them in Dhaka, until Monday morning. Of them, 79,129 made full recovery, according to the government.
Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 116 cases and confirmed 68 dengue deaths.