Medical &Health

Dengue: 69 more hospitalized in 24 hrs

Sixty-nine new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Tuesday morning, health authorities said.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the current year as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the deceased, 90 people have died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Fifty nine new patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 10 cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 373 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday.

Of them, 268 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 105 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 27,222 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 26,751 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh