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DGHS: 408 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:01 pm September 21st, 2019
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 over 160, so far

A total of 408 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Saturday, 135 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 273 in districts outside Dhaka. 

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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 2,252.

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A total of 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 21, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 160, so far.

As many as 917 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,335 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

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Since January 1 till September 21, as many as 84,397 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 81,942 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.