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39 more dengue patients hospitalised

39 more dengue patients hospitalised

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The number of dengue patients is increasing day by day in the country as 39 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital during the last 24 hours until Monday morning.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria has been rising during this rainy season.

The DGHS said 38 dengue patients were hospitalised in the capital during the last 24 hours while another outside the capital.

A total of 117 patients diagnosed with dengue are currently receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while three outside the city, it said.

However, no death caused by dengue infection has been reported in hospitals yet, the DGHS added.

A total of 504 dengue patients were hospitalised since January until July 4 this year.

In 2020, health authorities reported 1,193 dengue cases and three confirmed dengue-related deaths.

DGHS source said 101,354 dengue cases and 179 deaths were recorded in Bangladesh in 2019.

Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 when it claimed 93 lives.