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DGHS: 716 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 02:30 pm September 9th, 2019
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A dengue patient receives treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The official death toll is now 60

A total of 716 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 300 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 416 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Monday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 3,091.

A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 9, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 141, so far.

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As many as 1,522 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,569 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 9, a total of 77,230 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 73,942 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.