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DGHS: 348 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 02:55 pm September 30th, 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 169, so far

A total of 348 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Monday, 100 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 248 in districts outside Dhaka.

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


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The Health Emergency Operation Centre 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 was 1,481.

A total of 81 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 30, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 169, so far.


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As many as 555 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 926 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 30, as many as 87,953 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 86,281 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.