A dengue patient died in Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH) yesterday morning, taking the unofficial death toll from the mosquito-borne menace to 157.
The deceased was identified as Rozina Begum, 28, wife of Mohammad Swapan from Bishwa Colony under Akbar Shah police station in the port city, said Rajib Dey, ward master of Ward-13 at CMCH.
Rozina was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday after having a stroke, said Assistant Registrar Imon Das, adding that she was diagnosed with dengue after coming to the hospital. Though Rosina was a primary stage dengue patient, the stroke caused excessive internal bleeding in her brain which eventually caused the death at 11am yesterday, the doctor added.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), has so far confirmed 75 deaths from dengue. A total of 388 dengue patients were admitted to the hospitals in 24 hours till 8am yesterday, of whom 271 are outside Dhaka.
DGHS data shows that 86,543 people have been admitted to hospitals across the country this year with dengue, 46,665 of them in Dhaka.
A total of 1,704 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals, of whom 1,045 are outside the capital.