Medical &Health

Dengue: 77 new patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Another 77 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among them, 59 patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while the 18 in other places, it said.

As many as 333 dengue patients including 258 in the capital are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On Tuesday, this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease rose to 12 with two more deaths reported from Cox’s Bazar.

Among the total deaths, eight were reported from Cox’s Bazar while four from Dhaka.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

In July, the country reported 1,571 dengue cases with nine deaths.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 2,889 dengue cases and 2,544 recoveries so far.

Source: United News of Bangladesh