Dengue death toll up by 150pc in October
Staff Correspondent: The confirmed death toll from dengue has jumped by over 150% in October, compared to a month ago.
With five fresh deaths reported in 24 hours yesterdaymorning, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) so far confirmed 86 deaths in October. The toll was 34 in September.
So far, 141 people died of this mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh in 2022, second-highest deaths on record after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019.
Four of the deaths were reported from Dhaka and another from Khulna division.
With this, the dengue death toll in Dhaka division rose to 86 and in Khulna division to six.
The death toll remained unchanged at 38 in Chittagong, five in Barisal, four in Mymensingh, and two in Rajshahi division.
On the other hand, the number of hospitalizations from dengue fever is also increasing every day with 873 people hospitalized in the last 24 hours till Monday morning.
Of the new patients, 545 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 328 outside it, according to the DGHS.
A total of 3,584 dengue patients, including 2,309 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.
In October, 21,932 people were admitted to hospitals with a 121% hike compared to 9,911 hospitalizations in September.
This year, around 38,024 people got admissions into different hospitals including 68% of them admitted only in Dhaka city.
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