A total of 34,666 people have been affected by dengue this year from January 1 till August 9
In the last 24 hours, a total of 2,326 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.
The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 8,765, mentioned the speakers at a regular discussion held at the Health ministry on Friday morning.
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The admission rate of dengue patients has decreased by 5% while the rate of discharged patients increased to 36%, in the last 24 hours, said the speakers.
Meanwhile, almost 75% dengue patients have recovered and returned home countrywide.
A total of 29 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 8, according to thelatest data provided by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). However, the unofficial death toll is 71.
A total of 5,140 patients are currently receiving treatment in 40 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,625people have been hospitalized outside Dhaka.
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The speakers said the Sheikh Hasina Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit, the Sheikh Russell Gastro Liver Institute, National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, and Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital's vertical extension have been prepared to treat dengue patients during Eid holidays.
Since January 1 till August 9, a total of 34,666 people have been affected by dengue.
Among those admitted, a total of 25,872 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.