Five dengue patients die; 284 hospitalized in 24 hrs

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Dhaka, Sept 06: Five dengue patients died and 284 were hospitalized in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning.

With the latest death, a total of 31 people died of dengue to date, a Directorate General of Health Services press release said.

Currently, 850 people diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease are taking treatment at different government and private hospitals in and outside the capital of Dhaka.

Of them, 711 are being treated at the facilities in the capital while 139 are in other divisions.

As many as 7,397 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country since January 1 this year.

Some 6,516 out of the hospitalized patients, however, recovered during the period.