Dengue claims 2 more lives, 242 more hospitalised...

Dhaka, Thursday   21 October 2021

Dengue claims 2 more lives, 242 more hospitalised

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:04 PM, 26 September 2021  

Dengue claims 2 more lives, 242 more hospitalised; File Photo

Dengue claims 2 more lives, 242 more hospitalised; File Photo

Another 242 patients were hospitalised with dengue in the previous 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With the new cases, the total caseload stood at 17,357.

At the same time, two more people died of the virus, raising the death tally to 61. 

Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Directorate of Health said this in a regular online bulletin on Sunday.

Of the new dengue patients, Dahaka alone saw 185 people being admitted to hospitals in 24 hours. The rest 57 are from outside Dhaka. 

Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,043 are still undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 814 are taking treatment at 45 hospitals in Dhaka, and 229 outside the capital, the DGHS data said.

At least, 7,698 dengue patients were hospitalised in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June, and 43 in May.

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