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Dengue: 146 more hospitalised in 24 hours

Bangladesh reported hospitalisation of 146 new patients with dengue fever in 24 hours till Sunday morning.

With no fresh death reported, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year remained at 91, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them 84 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Among the new patients, 104 were undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 42 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 762 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Sunday.

Of them, 611 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 151 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 23,655 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 22,802 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

In September, the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 22 deaths.

Source: United News of Bangladesh