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DGHS: 248 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 05:20 pm October 29th, 2019
Dengue patients-Jessore
File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

The official death toll currently stands at 107

A total of 248 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Tuesday morning, 104 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 144 in districts outside Dhaka.

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued Tuesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 935.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) reviewed a total of 171 cases out of 248 reported, and confirmed 107 dengue deaths. However, the unofficial death toll is suspected to be over 188, so far.

As many as 407 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 528 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data added.

Since January 1 till October 29, as many as 95,620 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 94,437 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.