• Monday, Dec 09, 2019
  • Last Update : 02:37 pm

DGHS: 120 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:24 pm November 18th, 2019
web-mosquito -dengue
Bigstock

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

A total of 120 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Monday, 48 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 72 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 Monday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 608.

A city corporation worker seen spreading mosquito repellants at a residential area in Dhaka | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 107 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till November 18, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 191, so far.

As many as 280 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 328 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till November 18, as many as 98,899 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 98,040 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.