DGHS say 40 deaths from dengue, unofficial death toll reported at 95
A total of 1,719 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till 8am Friday.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.
In a press release issued on Friday noon, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 7,716.
A total 40 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 16, according to their collected data.
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However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 95.
A total of 4,015 patients are currently receiving treatment in 40 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,701 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.
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Since January 1 till August 15, a total of 49,999 people have been affected by dengue.
Among those admitted, a total of 42,243 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.