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Govt confirms 164 dengue deaths in 2019

  • Published at 06:22 pm January 9th, 2020
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A total of 101,354 people were hospitalized with dengue in the country last year

The government has confirmed 164 people died of mosquito-borne disease dengue in 2019.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received 266 reports of dengue-related deaths. It reviewed 263 of them and confirmed 164 deaths last year, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in its regular update on Thursday.

Besides, 51 dengue patients, including 40 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals across the country, reports UNB.


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Fourteen new dengue patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.

Ten of them were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka, said DGHS in its regular update.

It said 101,354 people were hospitalized with dengue in the country last year. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.