408 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Sun Online Desk

21st September, 2019 02:01:09 printer

408 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 408 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning. 

Of them, 135 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 273 in other parts of the country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Currently 2,252 patients, including 917 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals, it said.

Bangladesh has seen a massive outbreak of mosquito-borne disease dengue this year. 

Since January, 84,397 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka. Of them, 81,942 have made full recovery.

Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 203 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 116 cases and confirmed 68 dengue deaths.