Woman dies of dengue fever in Barishal
01:29 PM, September 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:32 PM, September 21, 2019

Woman dies of dengue fever in Barishal

A woman died of dengue fever in Barishal last night.

Parvin Aktar, 36, wife of Faijul Haque hailing from Tetla village under Banaripara upazila of Barishal, breathed her last around 9:15pm at Sher-E-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in the district, our local correspondent reports quoting Dr Bakir Hossain, director of SBMCH.

She was admitted to the hospital on Friday after she was diagnosed with dengue fever, the official said.

With this, the death toll from dengue fever in SBMCH rises to nine, according to hospital sources.

Meanwhile according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 83,481 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country this year, of which 45,711 are from Dhaka and the rest are from outside Dhaka.

The official number of deaths due to dengue fever across the country is 68.

However, the unofficial number of deaths is claimed to be 150.

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