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Dengue: 21 patient die, 3,027 hospitalised in 24hrs

Published : Wednesday, 20 September, 2023 at 6:12 PM  Count : 564

Dengue: 21 patient die, 3,027 hospitalised in 24hrs

Dengue: 21 patient die, 3,027 hospitalised in 24hrs

Twenty-one dengue patients died and 3,027 others were hospitalised in the country in the 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

Of the deaths, 10 were reported in the capital.

According to the daily update of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), with the new number, the official death toll from dengue rose to 867 this year.

Nearly 1,76,810 were  infected with this disease, making this the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in 2000.

According to DGHS data, 10,263 dengue patients were undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country.

A total of 1,65,680 patients have so far been released from hospitals across the country this year.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.


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