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Dengue: Over 1,400 hospitalised in 24 hours

FE Online Report | Published: August 23, 2019 18:28:01 | Updated: August 24, 2019 10:06:21


As many as 1,446 new dengue patients have been hospitalised in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Friday, taking the infected toll to 61,038, according to government data.

Besides, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data also revealed that death toll from the mosquito borne disease reached to 47.

However, local media reports said that over 100 people have died from the disease across the country.

Of the total, the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) admitted the highest 101 patients in the past 24 hours.

DGHS data showed that August has already broken all previous records of infections with dengue disease in a single month affecting 42,577 people until Friday.

Among the total, 54,956 people got released from hospitals as of Friday morning.

Some 3,411 people are taking treatment in hospitals in Dhaka while some 2,624 people were taking treatment in the other parts the country, it added.

Chattogram is the second most dengue affected area after Dhaka.

The government agencies concerned have taken extra measures including emphasising awareness as people in and out of the city were also found rushing to different city hospitals.

WHO said there is no specific treatment for the viral fever but early detection, proper medication can lowers fatality rates below 1.0 per cent.

Besides, cleanness and awareness are the pre-measures to fight the disease.

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