Two pregnant women have died of dengue fever during treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka.
BSMMU Director Brig Gen AK Mahbubul Haque confirmed it to The Daily Star today.
Maliha Mahfuz Anya, who was undergoing treatment at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the BSMMU, died around 2:30am today, the BSMMU director said.
Another pregnant woman Farjana died of dengue decease on Wednesday morning while she was receiving treatment at the hospital, he added.
Farjana was taken to the BSMMU three days earlier with fever, where she diagnosed as a dengue patient.
After wreaking havoc across the capital, dengue has now spread to all 64 districts of the country, which is a cause for countrywide alarm.
A record 19,513 people have been infected till yesterday, including 3,464 outside Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said, adding that 1,712 new dengue cases were reported at hospitals in the last 24 hours since 8:00am on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, two dengue patients died in Suhrawardy Hospital and Mitford Hospital yesterday and the day before.
With the latest development, the death toll in dengue disease has risen to at least 48 this year, according to different hospital sources.
However, the DGHS put the death toll at 14.