Dengue: 87 more patients hospitalized in 24 hours

Eighty-seven new dengue patients have been hospitalized in 24 hours until Saturday morning, health authorities said.

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, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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

Among the new patients, 57 are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 30 cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 428 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday.

Of them, 320 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 108 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 27,004 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 26, 478 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

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