440 dengue cases this month

22 patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Staff Correspondent

26 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

440 dengue cases this month

Twenty-two dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until Wednesday morning, raising the infection toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 440 this month and 1,067 this year.  

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of dengue patients has reached 1,067 this year while 440 patients have been hospitalised this month until now.

The DGHS said the 21 patients have been admitted to different hospitals in the capital and one was hospitalised outside the capital.

Currently, 88 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the country.

Of them, 83 patients are receiving treatment in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital while seven are being treated in hospitals outside the capital.

However, no new death from the disease was reported in the last 24 hours, the health directorate said.

A total of 1067 people have been diagnosed with dengue since the beginning of this year. Among them, 973 people were released from hospitals after recovery.

The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has received reports of six deaths from dengue this year. It has finalised reviewing two cases and confirmed one death from the dengue.

According to official figures, last year 101,354 people were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease, which killed 179 people.

Meanwhile, Narail municipality mayor Jahangir Biswas, also joint general secretary of the district unit Awami League, died of dengue on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital, party sources said.