Govt confirms 98 deaths from dengue this year | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:34 AM, October 17, 2019

Govt confirms 98 deaths from dengue this year

The government yesterday confirmed that 98 people have died of dengue since January.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (iedc,r) has reviewed 158 cases out of 246 suspected dengue deaths.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 283 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till 8am yesterday, of whom 188 were outside Dhaka.

A total of 92,750 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country this year, of whom 48,371 are in Dhaka, according to DGHS.

A total of 1,173 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country, of whom 726 are outside Dhaka.

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