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Dengue death toll crosses 450

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Dengue death toll crosses 450

At least nine dengue patients died and 1,565 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Friday (August 18).

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

“During the period, 804 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 761 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka,” the press release read.

“This year, 453 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 95,877, the statement said, adding, some 87,851 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients.

Some 7,573 dengue patients are currently undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 3,623 are in Dhaka while 3,950 are outside the capital city,” it added.

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