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Dengue cases keep rising: 123 more hospitalized

Bangladesh reported 123 new dengue patients being hospitalized in 24 hours until Tuesday morning.

Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter the country is still seeing over 100 dengue cases per day.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year remained unchanged at 97 as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 89 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, 94 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 29 cases were reported from outside the division

Some 594 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday.

Of them, 478 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 116 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 25,897 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 25, 206 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