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Dengue outbreak: Government confirms 40 deaths

  • Published at 06:53 pm August 11th, 2019
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Another 2,334 new cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday afternoon

The government has said a total of 40 people have died due to dengue fever across the country from January 1 till Sunday. However, the unofficial death toll is around 80.

Thirty-nine of the deaths were recorded at hospitals in Dhaka city. Another one was reported from Dhaka division (outside the capital), the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

As many as 2,334 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Sunday afternoon, according to a press release issued by the DGHS.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.

Of the newly hospitalized patients, the number of dengue patients in Dhaka city was 981. Two of them were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue.

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The number of dengue cases in all eight divisions (other than Dhaka city), was reported 1,353.

The total number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals across the country is 8,754, according to the DGHS data.  

A total of 4,671 patients are currently receiving treatment in the capital, whereas a total of 4,083 people are undergoing treatment outside the capital, the data showed. 

As many as 41,178 people have been affected by dengue so far in 2019 since January 1.

Among those admitted, a total of 32,384 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.