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DGHS: 1,572 more hospitalized for dengue in 24hrs

  • Published at 02:36 pm August 20th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The number of new infections at district level declined in the last 24 hours from Monday’s 858 to 822

A total of 1,572 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.

Among them, 750 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 822 in divisions outside Dhaka.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier Aedes mosquito.

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Tuesday, said the number of admitted patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals combined is 6,670.

The number of new infections at district level also declined in the last 24 hours from Monday’s 858 to 822 on Monday.

A total 40 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 till August 19, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 104, so far. 

A total of 3,413 patients are currently receiving treatment in different government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas a total of 3,057 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the release said.

Since January 1 till August 17, a total of 54,797 people have been affected by dengue.

Among those admitted, a total of 48,028 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.

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