September 23, 2021, 5:57 am


Staff Correspondent

Published:
2021-09-09 20:44:54 BdST

Dengue317 patients hospitalised, 1 more dies in 24 hrs


Dengue claimed one more life in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the death toll from the mosquito-borne fever to 54.

Besides, 317 patients were hospitalised with dengue caused by Aedes mosquito, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 259 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 58 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Some 1,245 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Thursday morning, according to DGHS.

Of them, 1,075 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 170 were listed outside Dhaka.

Among the deceased, 50 were in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Some 13,007 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 11,708 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, said the DGHS.

In the month of August the country recorded highest number of 7,698 Dengue cases of the current year.

In July 2,286 people were diagnosed with Dengue and 12 died while in June 272 cases were recorded with no deaths.

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

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

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