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One dengue patient dies, 635 hospitalised in 24 hrs

Published : 01 Oct 2022 11:57 PM

One dengue patient died while 635 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours until 8am on Saturday.

"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.