29 more dengue patients hospitalised

Staff Correspondent

5 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Twenty-nine more dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the city in 24 hours until Sunday morning as the mosquito-borne disease continued to rise during monsoon, authorities said.

A total of 98 patients diagnosed with dengue are currently receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while two outside the city, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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

A total of 465 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.