Little over 400 hospitalised with dengue in 24 hrs

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 16:43, Sep 21, 2019 | Updated : 16:46, Sep 21, 2019

A man diagnosed with dengue is seen inside a mosquito net at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka on Jul 31, 2019. FILE PHOTO/SAZZAD HOSSAIN

Hospitals across Bangladesh have admitted 408 dengue patients in the 24 hours until 8am on Saturday (Sept 21), according to figures by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, 135 new patients were admitted in Dhaka and 273 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 of the DGHS, said in a statement on Saturday, the number of patients currently undergoing treatment in government and private hospitals in the country was 2,252.
A total of 68 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from Jan 1 to Sept 21, says the DGHS. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 158, so far.
As many as 917 patients were currently receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka, whereas 1,335 people were undergoing treatment outside Dhaka, the DGHS data said.