237 dengue patients hospitalized in 24 hrs

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Dhaka, Aug 30: A total of 237 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours till 8am on Tuesday.

“As many as 196 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 41 patients were admitted to hospital outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“A total of 20 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and August 30. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21, this year,” the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose to 5,930 while some 5,198 patients were released from the hospitals.

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top 10 threats to public health.