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Dengue cases drop: 72 more hospitalized in 24 hrs

Bangladesh reported hospitalisation of 72 new dengue patients in 24 hours until Friday morning.

Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter, the country until Thursday saw over 100 dengue cases per day.

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.

Among the new patients, 72 are undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining two cases have been reported from outside the division.

Some 517 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Friday.

Of them, 423 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 94 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 26,201 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 25, 586 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

In September, the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 23 deaths.

In October, the number of dengue cases came down to 5,604 with 22 deaths recorded.

Source: United News of Bangladesh