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DGHS: 251 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 02:46 pm October 28th, 2019
Dengue-Mahmud Hossain Opu-Dhaka Tribune
File photo of a mother-child pair with dengue sits inside a protective net in this photo taken at Bangladesh Shishu Hospital Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The official death toll currently stands at 107

A total of 251 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Till Monday morning, 89 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 162 in districts outside Dhaka.

The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued Monday, said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 913.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) reviewed a total of 171 cases out of 248 reported, and confirmed 107 dengue deaths. However, the unofficial death toll is suspected to be over 188, so far.

As many as 386 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 527 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data added.

Since January 1 till October 28, as many as 95,372 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 94,211 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

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