167 new dengue patients hospitalised

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

An aedes mosquito. Prothom Alo  File PhotoIn the last 24 hours until Wednesday morning, 167 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country, reports news agency UNB.

Fifty-nine of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update.

Bangladesh was hit by a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease this year. The large number of patients overwhelmed the country’s medical services.

Since January, over 100,000 people were hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 97,322 made full recovery, the UNB report added.

The situation improved over the last few weeks with low number of new cases.

Currently, 680 patients, including 296 in the capital, are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has received 251 reports of dengue-related deaths. It has reviewed 179 of them and confirmed 112 deaths.

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