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DGHS: 634 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 04:12 pm September 11th, 2019
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The official death toll is now 60

A total of 634 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 221 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 413 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 Wednesday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 3,165.

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A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till September 11, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 145, so far.

As many as 1,434 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,731 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till September 11, a total of 78,617 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 75,225 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.