Bangladesh records 151 more dengue cases

With no fresh deaths during the period, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year remained unchanged at 95, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 87 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chittagong, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barisal divisions.

Among the new patients, 103 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 48 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 662 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Monday.

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Of them, 523 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 139 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 24,795 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 24,039 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

In September, the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 23 deaths.

In October, the number of dengue cases came down to 5,604 with 22 deaths recorded.

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