Medical &Health

Dengue: 74 more patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Seventy-four new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Sunday 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 died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Dhaka reported 61new patients undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 13 cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 402 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday.

Of them, 293 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 109 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 27,078 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 26, 578 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

Source: United News of Bangladesh