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DGHS: 198 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:42 pm November 7th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be over 191, so far

A total of 198 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24-hours.

Till 8am on Thursday, 57 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 141 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 Thursday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 752.

A total of 112 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till November 7, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 191, so far.

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As many as 303 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 449 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till November 7, as many as 97,391 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 96,388 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.