Two dengue patients die, 568 hospitalized in 24 hrs

Publish: 9:07 PM, October 2, 2022 | Update: 9:07:PM, October 2, 2022

Two dengue patients died while 568 patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours (till 8am today).

“As many as 360 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 208 patients were admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours,” a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

“A total of 58 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and October 2. 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 17,295 while some 15,027 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.