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99 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals

20 new cases reported in 24 hrs


| Updated: November 22, 2020 12:39:15


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99 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals

Amid the rise in Covid-19 deaths and infections, Bangladesh is also seeing a rise in mosquito-borne dengue cases in November.

The health authorities said 20 new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Saturday morning – all of them in Dhaka.

Currently, 99 patients are being treated for dengue – 93 in the capital, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room under the Directorate of Health.

Last year, the country was hit by a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. There were 101,354 officially confirmed cases with 179 deaths.

There have so far been 989 cases, with 884 recoveries and one fatality this year. The only confirmed dengue-related death was reported in August.

Reports of six dengue-related deaths have been sent to the IEDCR, which has so far reviewed two cases, reports UNB.

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