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DGHS: 44 more dengue patients hospitalized in 24hrs

  • Published at 08:23 pm December 13th, 2019
File photo: Dengue patients, covered in mosquito nets, receiving treatment at a hospital in Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Dengue patients currently undergoing treatment in the country are 220

A total of 44 new dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Friday, 24 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 20 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 regular update issued on Friday said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country are 220.

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As many as 140 patients are currently receiving treatment in government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 80 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has received 264 reports of dengue-related deaths across Bangladesh. It has reviewed 211 of them and confirmed 133 deaths from January 1 till December 13.

Since January 1, till December 13, as many as 100,923 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 100,439 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.