Dengue takes 11 more lives, infects 2,596 in 24hrs
The health authorities recorded 11 more deaths caused by mosquito-borne dengue fever from different parts across the country in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Monday, pushing this year’s total death toll to 1017.
A total of 2,596 persons were also hospitalized with the fever during the same period, taking the total caseload to 2,08,884 as of Monday, said a handout of the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) this evening.
Of the new casualties, seven deaths were recorded from the capital Dhaka and the rest four outside it, said the DGHS handout.
During the period, 607 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while 1,989 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital.
A total of 9,283 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals and of them, 3,120 are in the capital Dhaka while 6,163 are outside of it, the DGHS said.