Two women died of dengue, one in each of Faridpur and Jhenaidah and at least 267 were admitted to hospitals in 24 hours ending at 8am Tuesday.

In Faridpur, 55-year-old Manju Rani, died of dengue at Faridpur Medical College Hospital early Tuesday.

Manju was wife of Haripada Kumar of Basantapur, Rajbari Sadar.

Kamada Prasad Saha, director of the hospital, said that Manju was admitted Sunday morning and died at around 1:00am Tuesday.

Kaliganj Upazila Health and Family Planning Officer Hossain Shafayat said Kamala Begum, 55, wife of Babul of Bipinnagar, Jhenaidah was admitted to the Upazila Health Complex on Sunday with high fever, was diagnosed with dengue and she died at the hospital at around 7pm Monday.

Since April, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research received reports that 242 suspected to have died due to dengue, but according to unofficial counts dengue killed many more people since January.

Directorate General of Health Services said Tuesday that at least 267 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until 8am Tuesday.

Of them, 63 were hospitalised in the capital and 204 in the districts.

On Tuesday, at least 1,316 dengue patients were at hospitals across the country, 448 in the capital and 868 in the districts.

This year’s dengue infection was unprecedented and at least dengue 90,545 patients were hospitalized since January.

Dengue outbreak was initially confined to the capital, as had been the case since the first reported case occurred in Bangladesh in 2000, and from the 4th week of July it spread outside the capital, for the first time.

The viral disease spread across the whole country in just one week and the severity in the outlying districts overtook the capital.

Since early September, dengue hospitalisation slowed down though over 2,300 patients get hospitalised each week.

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