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DGHS: 1,200 more dengue patients hospitalized in last 24hrs

  • Published at 04:56 pm August 13th, 2019
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File Photo: A dengue patient receives treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

As many as 44,471 people have been affected by dengue so far

A total of 1,200 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

They were admitted to the hospitals from Monday morning till 8am on Tuesday, Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a statement.

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

According to the press release issued on Tuesday afternoon, a total of 40 people have died due to dengue across Bangladesh from January 1 till Tuesday. However, the unofficial death toll is over 82.

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Of the newly hospitalized patients, the number of dengue patients in Dhaka city was 599. Four of them were suffering from dengue hemorrhagic or severe dengue.

The number of dengue cases in all eight divisions (other than Dhaka city), was reported 601.

The total number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals across Bangladesh is 7,547, according to the DGHS data.  

A total of 4,115 patients are currently receiving treatment in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,432 people are undergoing treatment outside the capital, the data showed. 

As many as 44,471 people have been affected by dengue so far in 2019 since January 1.

Among those admitted, a total of 36,884 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.