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Dengue: one more dies, 635 hospitalised in 24hrs

Death toll rises to 56
UNB . Dhaka
01 Oct 2022 16:31:38 | Update: 01 Oct 2022 16:38:22
Dengue: one more dies, 635 hospitalised in 24hrs
File photo shows dengue patients undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka — Shamsul Haque Ripon

Another dengue patient died in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 56.

Besides, 635 patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases keep rising, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest death was reported from the Barishal division raising the toll in the division to five.

The dengue death toll in the Dhaka division remained unchanged at 27 and in the Chattogram division at 24.

Of the new patients, 518 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 117 outside it, the DGHS said.

A total of 2,158 dengue patients, including 1,658 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

So far, the directorate has recorded 16,727 dengue cases and 14,513 recoveries this year.