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DGHS: 97 new patients hospitalized in last 24hrs

  • Published at 06:29 pm November 15th, 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 unofficial death toll is reported to be around 191, so far


A total of 97 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Friday, 34 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 63 in districts outside Dhaka.

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 was 623.

A total of 107 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till November 15, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be around 191, so far.

As many as 276 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 347 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till November 15, as many as 98,500 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 97,626 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.