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Bangladesh logs nearly 200 dengue deaths this year - EN-vinnabarta

Bangladesh logs nearly 200 dengue deaths this year

Vinnabarta Desk
  • Update Time : Saturday, November 12, 2022
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At least six more patients died of dengue in the past 24 hours till Saturday morning across Bangladesh, taking the total official death toll to 199 since January.

Of the fresh deceased, three died in Dhaka city, two in Rajshahi and one in Chattogram, said a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services.

A total of 918 dengue patients were admitted to health facilities across the country in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Saturday, of which 530 were reported in Dhaka city and 388 in other places outside the capital, said the DGHS release.

The mosquito-borne viral disease forced 47,670 people to get admitted to hospitals since January, of which 21,932 were reported in October.

The dengue yearly death toll hits all-time high this year as one and a half months to go.

A total of 31,312 patients or 65.68 per cent of this year’s total hospitalisation were reported in Dhaka city.

A total of 9,646 people were hospitalised and 58 people died in the first 12 days of November, showing a rising trend in dengue patients and fatalities.

The number of hospitalised dengue patients was 9,911 in September followed by 3,571 in August, 1,571 in July, 737 in June, 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 each in February and March, and 126 in January, according to the official data.

Of the deceased from dengue, 119 died in Dhaka city, one each in Narsingdi and Madaripur districts, 50 in Chattogram division, 10 in Khulna, seven in Barishal, five in Mymensingh and six in Rajshahi divisions, said the DGHS press release.