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DGHS: 753 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 05:13 pm September 10th, 2019
Dengue Mosquito

The official death toll is now 60

A total of 753 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 294 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 459 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Tuesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country were 3,072.

A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 10, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 143, so far.

As many as 1,498 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,574 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 10, a total of 77,983 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 74,714 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.