123 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

Friday, 22 October 2021

Although no death was reported, 123 more patients were hospitalised with dengue fever across the country in 24 hours till Friday morning.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year remains unchanged at 84 as a result, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 116 were undergoing treatment in Dhaka hospitals while the remaining 7 cases were reported from outside the division, reports UNB.

Of the deceased, 78 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh division.

Some 780 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Friday

Of them, 625 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 155 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 22,130 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country.

So far, 21,266 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.

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