Number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease rises to 83
Dengue has claimed one more life while 183 more patients were hospitalized with the fever in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Saturday morning.
With this, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year increased to 83, according to the Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).
Among the new patients, 141 were undergoing treatment in Dhaka hospitals while the remaining 42 cases were reported from outside the division.
Among the deceased, 77 people died in Dhaka Division alone, two each in Chittagong and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh Division.
Some 869 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday morning.
Of them, 688 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 181 were listed outside Dhaka.
Since January, some 21,201 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country.
So far, 20,249 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.
The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on September 7.
In September the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 22 deaths.
In August 7,698 people were diagnosed with dengue while the highest 34 people died from it, said DGHS.