A housewife has died from dengue fever in Satkhira.
The victim was identified as Shahanara Khatun (35), wife of Khalilur Rahman, she lived in Choygharia village of Satkhira sadar upazila.
Satkhira Civil Surgeon, Dr Abu Shaheen said that Shahanara was admitted to Sadar Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on August 18, and on Thursday night, the physicians referred her to Khulna Medical College Hospital following deterioration of her condition, but she died around 1 am while being taken to Khulna.
He said that some 292 patients infected with dengue are taking treatment at different hospitals and clinics in the district.
On the other hand, according to the government, 59,592 patients infected with dengue were hospitalised across the country and 53,398 of them discharged after treatment since the beginning of this year.
And, at last 6,147 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics, according to the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services.
The (DMCH) has so far confirmed the deaths of 71 people but unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is much higher.