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DGHS: 287 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 02:47 pm October 13th, 2019
Dengue patients-Jessore
File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Jessore General Hospital Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be around 180, so far

A total of 287 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till 8am on Sunday, 100 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 187 in districts outside Dhaka.

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

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Sunday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 1,132.

A total of 93 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till October 4, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be around 180, so far.

As many as 417 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 715 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till October 10, as many as 91,866 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 90,492 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.