Dengue outbreak: 2 more lives lost, 182 others infected

2021-10-12, 9:38pm Disease

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Two more people died of dengue and 182 new patients were hospitalized countrywide in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

Dhaka, Oct 12 : Two more people died of dengue and 182 new patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the latest deaths, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year increased to 80, according DGHS.

Among the new patients, 143 were undergoing treatment in Dhaka hospitals while the remaining 39 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Some 916 patients diagnosed with dengue  are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday morning.

Of them, 742 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 174 were listed outside Dhaka.

Among them, 75 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.

Since January, some 20,518 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country.

So far, 19,522 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on September 7.

In September the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 22 deaths.

In August 7,698 people were diagnosed with dengue while the highest 34 people died from it, said DGHS, reports UNB.