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DGHS: 257 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 03:40 pm October 27th, 2019
File photo: Dengue patients, covered in mosquito nets, receiving treatment at a hospital in Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The unofficial death toll is reported to be above 188, so far

A total of 257 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Sunday morning, 74 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 183 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 954.

A total of 107 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till October 27, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be around 188, so far.

As many as 432 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 522 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.

Since January 1 till October 27, as many as 95,121 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 93,919 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.