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Dengue: Record 500 patients hospitalized in single day

Two deaths were reported in 24 hours

Update : 24 Jun 2023, 08:12 PM

Bangladesh on Saturday recorded the highest single-day dengue hospitalization this year, with 500 new patients admitted to different hospitals.

In 24 hours, two more people died from the viral fever, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 42 this year.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 417 of the new patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it. 

A total of 1,503 patients, including 1,159 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at different hospitals across the country, it added. 

So far, the DGHS has recorded 6,839 dengue cases, and 5,294 recoveries this year.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.

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