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Dengue: Death toll crosses 50, 265 more hospitalized

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1

Update : 04 Sep 2021, 07:24 PM

This year’s dengue death toll rises to 51 as two more died of the fever in the last 24 hours until Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Besides, 265 more people were hospitalized with the mosquito-borne disease over the same period, said the DGHS.

Among the new patients, 232 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining cases were reported from outside the Dhaka division.

Some 1,273 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday morning, DGHS said.

Of them, 1,137 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 136 were listed outside Dhaka.

According to DGHS, 11,501 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and 10,174 of them have been released from hospitals after recovery.

Of the deaths so far, 47 were reported in Dhaka city, two in Chattogram division and one each in Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

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

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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