Dengue cases declining

902 hospitalised in last 24 hours

Staff Correspondent

2 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

At least 902 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till Sunday, though dengue cases are declining.

Of them, 405 got admitted in different hospitals in the capital while 497 outside the city.

Health Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) disclosed the information.

The number dengue cases was 760 on Saturday while 1,025 on Friday. It was 1,189 on Thursday, 1,157 on Wednesday, and 1,299 on Tuesday.

Institute of Epidemio-logy, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received reports of 185 suspected deaths caused by dengue across the country but 57 deaths have been confirmed so far after reviewing 96 cases.

However, unofficial figures suggest that a much higher death toll from dengue infection.  Around 75,000 people were hospitalized. Of them, at least 170 died since January.

The health directorate said a total of 66,658 dengue patients were discharged from hospitals.

Official estimates say 94 percent of dengue patients left the hospitals after taking treatment while the number of new cases has been decreasing in the last few days.

However, there is no record of how many patients are being treated at private chambers. Almost all government and semi-government hospitals are providing outdoor treatment to dengue patients.

The health directorate said a total of 41,098 patients were admitted to private and public hospitals in Dhaka city till Sunday this year. Some 29,999 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in districts across the country.

DGHS data on Sunday morning also shows that some 4,254 people were currently being treated for dengue.