Over 600 dengue cases reported in 24 hours

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:18, Sep 11, 2019 | Updated : 16:20, Sep 11, 2019

REUTERS/File PhotoA total of 634 people diagnosed with dengue have been admitted to hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours.
Among them, 221 patients were admitted in Dhaka and the rest in districts outside Dhaka.
Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier, the Aedes mosquito.
The Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in a press release issued on Wednesday (Sept 11), said the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 3,165.
A total of 60 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh so far this year, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be at 145, so far.
As many as 1,434 patients are currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,731 people are undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.
As many as 78,617 people have been affected by dengue so far this year in the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus of Bangladesh.
Among those admitted, a total of 75,225 have been released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment.