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Dengue kills 2 more in Bangladesh, 177 patients hospitalised

Bangladesh reported another two deaths from dengue fever while 177 new patients were hospitalized in 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

With the fresh death, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year increased to 94, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them 86 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Among the new patients, 131 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 46 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 722 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Wednesday.

Of them, 570 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 152 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 24,120 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 23,304 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