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DGHS: 1,615 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:11 pm August 19th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital as the outbreak continues Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 54,797 people have been affected by dengue so far

A total of 1,615 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 757 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 858 in divisions outside Dhaka.

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

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Monday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,733.

The number of new infections at district level also declined in the last 24 hours from Sunday’s 972 to 858 on Monday.

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A total 40 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 19, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 103, so far. 

A total of 3,419 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,314 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.

Since January 1 till August 17, a total of 54,797 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 48,028 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.