430 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs


22nd September, 2019 02:21:30 printer

430 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

A total of 430 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning, indicating a slight improvement of the situation.

Of them, 132 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 298 in other parts of the country, the Directorate General of Health Services said.

Currently, 2,099 patients, including 875 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals, it said.

Bangladesh has seen a massive outbreak of mosquito-borne disease dengue this year. But the situation has been improving in recent days with relatively low number of new cases.

Since January, 84,827 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka. Of them, 82,525 have made full recovery.

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