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Dengue claims 5 more lives

Published : 28 Oct 2022 09:43 PM | Updated : 29 Oct 2022 03:44 PM

Five more people died of dengue during 24 hours until Friday morning, raising this year’s fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 128.

During the period, 440 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases kept rising, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Two deaths were reported from Madaripur and Narsingdi. Another death was reported was from Chattogram raising the toll in the district to 38.

The dengue death toll increased to 73 in Dhaka and five in Khulna, while it remained unchanged at five in Barishal and three in Mymensingh division.

Of the new patients, 279 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 161 outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 3,539 dengue patients, including 2,280 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

The directorate has recorded 35,262 dengue cases and 31,595 recoveries so far this year.

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