Dengue: 246 more hospitalized, no fresh death reported

Another 246 new Dengue patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, but no fresh deaths were reported by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained static at 59 for the year.

Among the new patients, 211 were undergoing hospital treatment in Dhaka while the remaining 35 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Some 1,031 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning.

Of them, 836 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 195 were listed outside Dhaka.

Among the deceased, 54 died in Dhaka city alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.

Some 16,222 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 15,132 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

The highest number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day so far this year was 343 patients on September 7.

In the current month, 5,866 Dengue cases have been reported while the number of fatalities stands at 13 so far.

In August the country recorded the highest number of 7,698 dengue cases of the current year.

In July, 2,286 people were diagnosed with dengue and 12 died while in June 272 cases were recorded with no deaths.

Source: United News of Bangladesh