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DGHS: 527 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:47 pm September 14th, 2019
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File photo: Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital seen flooded with dengue patients as the outbreak continues Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 154, so far

A total of 527 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Saturday, 156 patients were admitted in Dhaka and 371 in districts outside Dhaka.    

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

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Saturday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,996.


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A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 14, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 154, so far.

As many as 1,285 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,711 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 14, a total of 80,567 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 77,368 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.