The number of dengue patients admitted to different hospitals across the country within a 24-hour span yesterday came down to 527, the lowest since July 24, when the number started rising rapidly.
Hospitals outside Dhaka saw more patients than the capital in the last 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday as some 371 out of the 527 dengue patients were from outside Dhaka, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
A total of 80,567 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country this year. Of them, 44,823 were from Dhaka and the rest from outside, as per DGHS data.
Meanwhile, a dengue patient died yesterday while undergoing treatment at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital, taking the unofficial death toll to 148.
The official death toll, however, is 60.
Roushan Ara, 55, wife of Moslem Uddin from Kusthia’s Bheramara upazila, died at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital around 10:00am, RMCH Deputy Director Saiful Ferdous said.
She was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of dengue and her organs were not functioning well, our Rajshahi correspondent reports quoting Saiful.
On September 8, Roushan was admitted to a local hospital in Kushtia. Two days later, doctors referred her to RMCH.
“She was shifted to the ICU after her condition deteriorated on Thursday,” the official said.