Dengue: 110 more hospitalized in 24 hours

As many as 110 new dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals in 24 hours until Sunday morning, health authorities said

Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter, the country has been recording more than 100 dengue cases per day over the last few weeks.

On Saturday, 142 people were hospitalized with dengue fever.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 90 people died in the Dhaka division alone, two each in Chittagong, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barisal divisions.

Among the new patients, 75 are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 35 cases have been reported from outside the division.

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Some 531 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Sunday.

Of them, 415 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 116 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 26,453 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 25, 824 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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