Medical &Health

Dengue: 301 more hospitalized in 24 hrs, no fresh death

Although no death from dengue was reported in 24 hours till Saturday morning, 301 more people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 253 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 48 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Some 1,271 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday morning.

Of them, 1,083 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 188 were listed outside Dhaka.

This year’s total death toll from dengue remained static at 54.

Among the deceased, 50 died in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Some 13,556 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 12,231dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, said the DGHS.

The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on September 7.

In the month of 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.

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.

Source: United News of Bangladesh