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Dengue: 1 more dies, 255 more hospitalized

  • Published at 07:42 pm September 3rd, 2021
File Photo: Dengue patients, protected under mosquito nets, receive treatment at Mitford Hospital on Friday, August 6, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The death toll stands at 49

One more people died of dengue and 255 new patients were hospitalized in the 24 hours to Friday morning, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the new patients, 233 were in Dhaka while the remaining cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 1,257 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Friday morning, DGHS said.

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Among them, 1,120 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 137 were listed outside Dhaka.

According to DGHS, 11,236 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and 49 among them died.

So far, 9,927 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, according to DGHS.

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

The dengue cases continue to rise alarmingly when the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited health care facilities for the last few months.