Seven more people have died of dengue fever in Dhaka, Dinajpur and Rangpur districts, as the entire country remains in the grip of the mosquito-borne fever.
With the fresh seven, the dengue claimed a total of 67 lives since January 1, according to unofficial data.
In Dhaka, three people have died of dengue Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) today.
The deceased were identified as Monwara Begum, 75, Amzad Mandal, 52, and Habibur Rahman, 21, the hospital sources said.
With the three, a total of 17 people died of dengue fever at the DMCH since January 1.
Monwara Begum, 75, died at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the DMCH around 3:00am, Assistant Director of the hospital Dr Nasir Uddin told The Daily Star.
Monwara was admitted to the hospital on August 3 with symptoms of dengue fever, the doctor said. Hailing from Chandpur district, she had been residing in Mirpur area of Dhaka, hospital sources said.
Hailing from Manikganj, Amzad Mandal was admitted to the hospital around 3:00am last night and breathed her last around 6:00am, the source said.
The victim’s younger brother Rashed Mandal told The Daily Star that his brother was infected with dengue on Friday and they took him to Manikganj Sadar Hospital on the day.
Later, Amzad Mandal was shifted to the DMCH as his condition deteriorated, he said.
After being infected with dengue, Habibur, a resident of Tejgaon area of Dhaka, admitted to the DMCH on July 31 and died at the ICU of the hospital around 2:20pm today, Anwar Hossain, a nephew of the victim, said.
Besides, a female Bangladeshi expatriate living in Italy, died of the mosquito-borne fever at Anwer Khan Modern Hospital last night, Qamruzzaman, administration officer of the hospital, told The Daily Star today.
The deceased was identified as Hafsa Mimi, 34, the official added.
In Dinajpur, Rabiul Islam, 17 died at M Abdur Rahim Medical College and Hospital around 5:00am, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting the hospital’s Director Dr Abu Mohammad Khairul.
Hailing from Thakurgaon's Ranisankail upazila, Rabiul was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of dengue fever.
In Rangpur, a three-year-old girl died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
Rianna, 3, contracted dengue fever in Dhaka and was being treated at a clinic in Dhaka but was admitted to the hospital on August 3, our Dinajpur correspondent reports quoting Dr Abm Shahiduzzaman, a doctor of the hospital’s Medicine department.
In Manikganj, one Raju Khan, 40, died of dengue fever during treatment at Munnu Medical College Hospital in the district early yesterday, Dr Mahbubul Hasan, director of the hospital, confirmed it to media this afternoon.
Raju was diagnosed as dengue patient a day after he was admitted to the hospital with fever on August 3, he said.