01 Oct 2022, 16:39
Update : 01 Oct 2022, 19:04

One dengue patient dies, 635 hospitalized in 24 hrs

DHAKA, Oct 1, 2022 (BSS) - One dengue patient died while 635 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours (till 8am today).

"As many as 518 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 117 patients were admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"A total of 56 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and
October 1. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21, this
year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose
to 16,727 while some 14,513 patients were released from the hospitals.

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and
subtropical areas of the world. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top
10 threats to public health.



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