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Dengue cases increase further

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17th October, 2021 06:41:48 PM
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The country’s dengue situation improvement has dropped as the daily number of infection cases again crossed 200 in the last 24 hours which was below the mark for last few days earlier.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 201 more dengue patients were hospitalised while no death was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning.

It said 3,205 dengue patients were hospitalized in October, 7,841 dengue patients were hospitalized in September, 7,698 dengue patients in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June, 43 in May, three in April, 13 in March, nine in February and 32 in January this year.

Some 12 dengue patients died across the country in last month July, 34 dengue patients died in the last month August, 23 in September and 14 deaths have been reported in the current month October, the health directorate data added.

The DGHS said 140 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 61 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am on Sunday.

A total of 651 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 193 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 83 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 98 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 21,402 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until October 17 this year.

So far, 20,475 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.

According to the health directorate, the country’s dengue situation remains stable a little bit as the dengue situation was worst in August and September month while a number of dengue patients also were hospitalized already in the current month October.

The experts hoped that the dengue situation may start improving from the ending of the current month October and will improve in the next month.

Speaking at a health bulletin of the DGHS, its spokesperson Dr Nazmul Islam on Sunday said the country’s current dengue situation is ‘stable’.

He asked people to maintain all preventive measures including keeping houses free from any stagnant water and destroy all Aedes dens.