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Eight dengue patients die, 1,589 hospitalised in 24 hrs

Update : 18 Jul 2023, 02:17

A total of eight dengue patients died and 1,589 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the past 24 hours till 8 am Monday.

"During the period, 847 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city and 742 were admitted to different hospitals outside it," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"This year, 114 deaths were reported from dengue disease while 269 died last year," the daily statement of the DGHS said, reports BSS.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 22,467, the statement said, adding: "Some 16,912 patients were released from different hospitals this year among the total patients."

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has recently issued comprehensive instructions on prevention of dengue infection as the mosquito-borne tropical disease has increased sharply in the current year.

According to the DGHS data, dengue infection has increased five times since January 1 to May 31, 2023.

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

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