Friday, 3 December, 2021
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Dengue kills 1 more in Bangladesh, 142 more hospitalised

Bangladesh reported another death from dengue fever, while 142 new patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With the fresh death, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year increased to 92, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them 85 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi, Barishal and Mymensingh divisions.

Among the new patients, 109 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 33 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 709 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Tuesday.

Of them, 559 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 150 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 23,943 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 23,142 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 23 deaths.

In October, the number of Dengue cases came down to 5,604 with 22 deaths recorded.