Bangladesh records 89 more dengue cases

As many as 89 new dengue patients were hospitalized in the 24 hours until Monday morning, according to health authorities.

Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter, the country has been recording more than 100 dengue cases per day over the last few weeks.

On Sunday, 110 people were hospitalized with dengue fever.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year, as no fresh death was reported during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 90 people died in the Dhaka division alone, two each in Chittagong, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions, and one each in Rajshahi and Barisal divisions. 

Among the new patients, 75 are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 14 cases have been reported from other divisions.

A total 506 patients diagnosed with dengue were receiving treatment in the country as of Monday.

Among them, 388 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 118 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, 26,453 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 25, 824 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

In September, the country recorded 7,841 dengue cases, the highest monthly tally in the current year. As many as 23 deaths were recorded in the month.

In October, the number of dengue cases came down to 5,604 with 22 deaths recorded.

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