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Dengue claims 18 lives in 24 hrs

Tuesday, 15 August 2023 | 3:44 am | 302 times

Dengue claims 18 lives in 24 hrs

At least 18 dengue patients died and 2,480 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Monday (August 14).

Of the new toll, 11 are from Dhaka while the rest seven from different parts of the country, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“During the period, 919 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1561 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka,” the press release read.

“This year, 416 deaths were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year,” the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 87,891, the statement said, adding, some 78,044 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients.

Some 9,431 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,140 are in Dhaka while 5,291 are outside the capital city,” it added.

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