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Dengue: 1 more dies, 159 new patients hospitalised in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported one more Dengue-related death and hospitalisation of 159 new patients in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

With the fresh death the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year increased to 97, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 89 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Among the new patients, 124 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 35 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 677 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday.

Of them, 542 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 135 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 25,344 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 24,583 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh