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DGHS: 536 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:31 pm September 18th, 2019
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The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 156, so far

A total of 536 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Wednesday, 175 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 361 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 Wednesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,360.

A total of 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 18, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 156, so far.

As many as 927 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,433 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 18, a total of 82,990 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 80,427 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.