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Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: 221 more hospitalized

Another 164 new dengue patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained static at 59 as no fresh death was reported during the 24-hour period, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 164 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in the capital while the remaining 57 cases were reported from outside the Dhaka division.

Some 1,099 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country, the DGHS said.

Of them, 880 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 219 were listed from outside Dhaka.

Among the deceased, 54 died in Dhaka city alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.

Some 17,115 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 15,957 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, the DGHS added.

The highest number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day so far this year was 343 patients on September 7.

In August, the country recorded the highest number of 7,698 dengue cases in the current year.

In July, 2,286 people were diagnosed with dengue and 12 died while in June 272 cases were recorded with no death.

Source: United News of Bangladesh