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Dengue death toll reaches 220

250 dengue patients hospitalized in 24 hours

Update : 18 Nov 2022, 05:18 PM

Three more deaths from dengue were reported by health authorities on Friday morning, raising this year's total fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease to 220.

During the period, 250 patients were hospitalized with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

The number usually drops significantly in the counts released on Fridays.

With the new patients, this year's dengue caseload rose to 51,602, it said.

Among the latest deaths, two were reported from Dhaka and one from Mymensingh, raising the death toll in the two divisions to 133 and 6, respectively.

Meanwhile, the death toll remained unchanged at eleven in Khulna, nine in Barisal, six in Rajshahi and 55 in Chittagong.

Of the new patients, 171 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 79 outside it, according to the DGHS.

A total of 2,712 dengue patients, including 1,538 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

The Directorate has recorded 48,670 recoveries so far this year.

On November 8, this year's fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease reached 182, exceeding all previous records in Bangladesh.

Previously the highest 179 deaths from Dengue in a year was recorded in 2019.

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