A housewife died of mosquito-borne disease dengue in Satkhira Sadar early Friday amid a massive outbreak of the disease across Bangladesh.
The deceased was Shahanara Khatun, 37, wife of Khalilur Rahman of Choygharia village in the Sadar upazila, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Abu Shaheen, Satkhira civil surgeon, said Shahanara was admitted to Sadar Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on August 18.
On Thursday night, the physicians referred her to Khulna Medical College Hospital following deterioration of her condition but she died at around 1:00am while being taken to Khulna.
Some 292 patients infected with dengue are taking treatment at different hospitals and clinics in the district.
Around 6,035 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and clinics across the country, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Among them, 3,411 patients are taking treatment in Dhaka division while 2,624 are hospitalised outside of the capital, a release of Health Crisis Management and Control Room of Directorate General of Health Services in Dhaka said on Friday.
A total of 61,038 patients got admitted to the different hospitals across the country since January this year. Of them, 54,956 patients have returned home after recovery, the DGHS said.
According to the DGHS, 47 people have so far died from the mosquito-borne disease.