Saturday, 23 September, 2023

Dengue: 09 patients die; 2,228 hospitalised in 24hrs

Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 444 this year.

During the period, 2,228 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, DGHS said.

Of the new patients, 899 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country, according to DGHS.

A total of 8,661 dengue patients, including 3,806 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 94,312 dengue cases and 85,207 recoveries this year.

Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) urged swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh.

“The higher incidence of dengue is taking place in the context of an unusual episodic amount of rainfall, combined with high temperatures and high humidity, which have resulted in an increased mosquito population throughout Bangladesh,” WHO said.