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Dengue death toll rises to 94 as five more patients die in 24 hrs

Five more dengue patients died in 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 94.


During this period, 855 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases keep rising, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).


Of the latest deaths, two were reported from Dhaka division and one each from Mymensingh, Khulna and Chattogram divisions.


The dengue death toll in Dhaka division stands at 53, in Chattogram division at 34 while it remained static in Barishal division at five.


Of the new patients, 523 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 322 outside it.


A total of 2,847 dengue patients, including 1,957 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.


The Directorate has recorded 25, 181 dengue cases and 22, 240 recoveries so far this year.


Source: United News of Bangladesh