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DGHS: 1,626 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:34 pm August 21st, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The number of new infections at district level increased in the last 24 hours from Tuesday’s 822 to 915

A total of 1,626 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 711 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 915 in divisions outside Dhaka.

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

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Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Wednesday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,278.

The number of new infections at district level also increased in the last 24 hours from Tuesday’s 822 to 915 on Wednesday.

A total 47 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 21, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 105, so far.

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A total of 3,360 patients are currently receiving treatment in different government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 2,918 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.

Since January 1 till August 21, a total of 57,995 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 51,670 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.