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267 more dengue patients hospitalized in 24 hours

The mosquito-borne disease has so far claimed 40 lives in 2021

Update : 26 Aug 2021, 07:58 PM

Although no death from dengue was reported in the 24 hours till early Thursday, 267 more people were hospitalized with the mosquito-borne disease, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 217 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 50 cases were reported from outside the division.

According to the DGHS, 9,120 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and 40 among them have died.

Of the deceased, 36 were from Dhaka city, two from Chittagong division and one each from Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

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Some 1,090 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Wednesday morning, the DGHS said.

Of them, 965 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 125 were listed outside Dhaka.

The health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.

So far, 7,988 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, according to the DGHS.

The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited healthcare facilities for the last few months.

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