Dengue: Death toll rises to 35 with 4 more deaths in 24 hrs

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Dhaka, Aug 21: Dengue claimed four more  lives in 24 hours until Saturday morning, raising the death toll to 35, said a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 278 new patients were admitted to different hospitals during the period, it said.

Among the new patients, 257 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 21 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Of the deceased , 31 died alone in Dhaka city, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.

The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited health care facilities for the last few months.

Some 1,206 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Thursday morning, according to DGHS.

Most of the cases have been reported in the capital so far, said the health authorities.

Of them, 1,119 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the rest were listed outside Dhaka.

Some 7,750 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January, and 6,509 of them have been released after they recovered from the disease.