Medical &Health

Dengue: Record 343 patients hospitalized, no new death reported in 24 hrs

Although no death from dengue was reported in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, a record 343 patients were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 286 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 57 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Some 1,281 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning, according to DGHS.

Of them, 1,133 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 148 were listed outside Dhaka.

This year’s total death toll from dengue remained static at 52.

Among the deceased, 48 were in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Some 12,434 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 11,101 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, said the DGHS.

The number of Dengue patients hospitalized in a single day crossed 300 marks on September 2 with 330 patients.

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

Source: United News of Bangladesh