Medical &Health

Dengue: 17 more hospitalized in 24 hrs

Seventeen new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Thursday morning, but no death was reported, health authorities said.

Dengue claimed 101 lives so far this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Ninety-two people died in Dhaka division alone, three in Mymensingh division, two each in Chattogram, and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Twelve patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining five cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 160 patients who were diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Thursday.

Of them, 99 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 61 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 28,085 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 27,824 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh