Medical &Health

Dengue: Fatalities rise to 38 with one more death

Dengue claimed one more life in the past 24 hours raising the death toll to 38, said a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Tuesday.

Of the deceased, 34 died in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Besides, a total of 258 new patients were admitted to different hospitals during the period, it said.

Among the new patients, 212 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 46 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

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

Some 1,077 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning, according to DGHS.

Of them, 988 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 89 were listed outside Dhaka.

Some 8,575 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 7,458 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, according to the DGHS.

The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited health care facilities for the last few months.

Source: United News of Bangladesh