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Dengue: 266 more patients hospitalized

  • Published at 08:53 pm August 31st, 2021
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No casualties were reported in last 24 hours, says DGHS

Although no death from dengue was reported in the last 24 hours till Tuesday, 266 more people were hospitalized with the mosquito-borne disease, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 220 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 46 cases were reported from outside the Dhaka division.

According to the DGHS, some 10,356 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and 42 of them died.

Of the deceased, 38 were from Dhaka division, two from Chittagong, and one each from Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

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Some 1,015 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in Dhaka as of Tuesday morning, the DGHS said.

Of them, 187 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals outside Dhaka.

The health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.

So far, 9,110 dengue patients were released from hospitals after recovery, according to the DGHS.

The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited healthcare facilities for the last few months.