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DGHS: 1,446 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:11 pm August 23rd, 2019
Dengue-Mahmud Hossain Opu-Dhaka Tribune
File photo of a mother-child pair with dengue sits inside a protective net in this photo taken at Bangladesh Shishu Hospital Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment is 6,035

A total of 1,446 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 689 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 757 in districts outside Dhaka. The number of new infections decreased from 836 to 757, in the district level, in the last 24 hours. 

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 Friday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,035.

A total 47 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 22, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 108, so far.

A total of 3,411 patients are currently receiving treatment in different government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 2,624 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.

Since January 1 till August 22, a total of 59,592 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 53,398 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.