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DGHS: 820 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:32 pm September 4th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients, covered in mosquito nets, receiving treatment at a hospital in Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be at 132 so far

A total of 820 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 345 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 475 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Wednesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 3,588.

A total of 57 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 4, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 132, so far.

As many as 1,989 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,599 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 4, a total of 73,565 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 69,785 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

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