Deaths of 104 dengue patients confirmed

Staff Correspondent

22 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A total of 104 dengue patients have been confirmed dead so far with people still contracting the deadly disease around the country.

A total of 217 dengue patients have been hospitalised all over the county in the past 24 hours till 8:00 am on Monday, according to the data of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

According to the DGHS, 75 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in the capital while 142 others elsewhere throughout the country during the period.

According to Health Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room of the DGHS, a total of 93,807 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country since January this year. Of them, 92,643 patients were discharged from hospitals till Monday.

“Some 98.8 percent patients left hospitals after their treatment till Monday,” it said.

As per the report received from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), 248 suspected deaths were caused by dengue countrywide, but 104 deaths were confirmed after review of 166 cases, it said. 

But unofficial figures suggest a much higher death toll from dengue. Over 100,000 patients were hospitalised till now and of them, around 230 patients died since January this year.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, causes flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue.