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DGHS: 149 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 06:43 pm November 8th, 2019
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File photo: A dengue patient receives treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The official death toll stands at 112, unofficial toll is reported to be over 191, so far

A total of 149 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Friday, 57 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 92 in districts outside the capital, reports UNB. 

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 Friday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country is 760.

As many as 319 patients are currently receiving treatment in government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 441 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has received 251 reports of dengue-related deaths across Bangladesh. It has reviewed 179 of them and confirmed 112 deaths from January 1 till November 8.

However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 191, so far.

Since January 1 till November 8, as many as 97,540 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 96,529 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.