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Dengue claims five more lives

Published : Monday, 20 November, 2023 at 6:16 PM  Count : 573

Dengue claims five more lives

Dengue claims five more lives

Five more people died from dengue fever across the country during the last 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease to 1,554 this year.

Among the new deaths, three were reported in Dhaka and two others were outside the capital.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), some 1,197 patients were hospitalised with viral fever during this period.

Among the new patients, 286 were admitted to the hospital in the capital and 911 are outside it.

A total of 4,653 patients are currently receiving treatment from different hospitals across the country.

As many as 3,02,452 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country this year and 2,96,245 out of the hospitalised patients, however, recovered during the period.

The country recorded 281 dengue deaths in 2022, the highest on record after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Additionally, the DGHS recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.


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