750 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours

Sun Online Desk

12th September, 2019 02:09:18 printer

750 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours

A total of 750 new dengue patients were admitted in different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, according to latest official data.  

Of the new dengue patients, 237 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Currently, 3,029 patients are being treated at hospitals for dengue – 1,355 of them in Dhaka.

Bangladesh has been fighting an uphill battle against the mosquito-borne disease this year. Dhaka is at the centre of the outbreak.

Since the beginning of this year, 79,367 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka. Of them, 76,141 made full recovery, according to the government.

The huge number of patients put a severe strain on the already overwhelmed medical system.

Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 197 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.

Meanwhile, two persons reportedly died of dengue in Chattogram and Barishal in the same period of time.

The victims were identified as Doume Ching Marma, 27, and Suraiya, 14.