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Dengue: Health authorities log 208 hospitalizations in a day

173 hospitalizations reported from Dhaka

Update : 07 Oct 2021, 07:20 PM

Bangladesh has reported 208 hospitalizations across the country in the 24 hours to Thursday morning.

The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 73 as no new deaths were reported during the same period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among them, 68 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chittagong and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.

Among the new patients, 173 were undergoing treatment in Dhaka hospitals while the remaining 35 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 873 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning.

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Of them, 716 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 157 were listed outside Dhaka.

Some 19,544 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

As many as 18,598 of them have recovered, so far.

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.

About 7,698 people were diagnosed with dengue while the highest 34 people died from it in August.

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