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One dengue patient dies, 91 hospitalised in 24 hours

GreenWatch Desk Disease 2022-08-04, 9:18pm

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One dengue patient died while 91 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours (till 8am today).

"As many as 67 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 24 patents admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours" a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"A total of 13 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and August 4. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21, this year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose to 2,980 while some 2,619 patients were released from the hospitals,"

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.

The World Health Organization classifies dengue as one of the top 10 threats to public health, reports BSS.