461 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

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23rd September, 2019 02:15:54 printer

461 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 461 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning.

Of them, 143 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 318 in other parts of the country, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Currently, 2,018 patients, including 861 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals, it said.

Bangladesh has seen a massive outbreak of mosquito-borne disease dengue this year. But the situation started improving from the beginning of September with relatively low number of new cases.

Since January, 85,288 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka. Of them, 83,067 have made full recovery.

Since the beginning of this year, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 116 cases and confirmed 68 dengue deaths.


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