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Dengue cases surge as 80 more hospitalised in 24hrs

UNB . Dhaka
27 May 2023 17:01:41 | Update: 27 May 2023 21:18:21
Dengue cases surge as 80 more hospitalised in 24hrs
Patients suffering from dengue fever rest on the floor of a ward at Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka on August 8, 2019 — AFP Photo

Eighty more people were hospitalised with dengue in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning as the cases keep rising in the country.

Of the new patients, 73 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

As many as 202 dengue patients, including 176 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 1,704 dengue cases, 1,489 recoveries, and 13 deaths this year.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.