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DGHS: 1,706 hospitalized with dengue in last 24 hours

  • Published at 04:29 pm August 18th, 2019
File photo: A surge of dengue patients in Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital due to an increase in the number of homegoers for Eid holidays, August 9, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Official death toll still at 40, unofficial toll stands at 99

As many as 1,706 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.

Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued a press release about the latest figure on Sunday.

With the latest figure, a total of 53,182 people have been affected by dengue so far in 2019 since January 1.

The DGHS confirmed 40 deaths due to dengue across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 18 though the unofficial death toll stands at 99.

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Of the newly hospitalized patients, the number was 734 in Dhaka city in the last 24 hours ending at 8am on Sunday, whereas it was 972 in all eight divisions (other than Dhaka city), according to the latest DGHS data.

The total number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals across the country is 7,168, it said. 

As many as 3,668 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital, whereas a total of 3,500 people are undergoing treatment outside the capital, the release said.

Among those admitted, a total of 45,974 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.