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DGHS: Dengue death toll rises to 98

  • Published at 03:26 pm October 15th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

In Dhaka, 92 new patients were admitted in last 24 hours

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has given the official death toll over dengue to 98 from 93.

A total of 301 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Tuesday, 92 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 209 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

As many as 457 patients have currently been receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 737 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

A total of 98 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till October 15. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be 181 till now.

Since January 1, till October 15, as many as 92,467 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 91,027 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.