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Dengue: 140 more hospitalised in Bangladesh

Dengue: 140 more hospitalised in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh reported 140 new dengue patients being hospitalized in 24 hours until Monday morning.

The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year remained unchanged at 97 as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 89 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.

Among the new patients, 110 were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 30 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 626 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment in the country as of Monday.

Of them, 498 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 128 were listed outside Dhaka.

Since January, some 25,774 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue in the country. So far, 25,051 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.