The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease rose to 71
Dengue fever claimed three more lives in Bangladesh with 192 more patients hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning.
With this, the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease rose to 71 this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among them, 66 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chittagong and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.
Among the new patients, 162 were undergoing hospital treatment in Dhaka while the remaining 30 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.
Some 922 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Monday morning.
Of them, 743 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 179 are listed outside Dhaka.
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Some 18,936 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.
So far 17,943 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.
The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on September 7.
In September the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 22 deaths
In August 7,698 people were diagnosed with dengue while the highest 34 people died from it, said the DGHS.