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DGHS: 491 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:54 pm September 19th, 2019
Dengue patients-Jessore
File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 157, so far

A total of 491 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Thursday, 159 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 332 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 Thursday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,226.

A total of 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 19, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 157, so far.

As many as 903 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,323 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 19, a total of 83,481 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 81,052 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.