Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

214 more dengue patients hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The dengue situation has been deteriorating in the country, particularly in Dhaka city, as over 1,000 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals across the country.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 214 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the country in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

It said 1,457 dengue patients were hospitalised in only six days of August while 2,286 in July, 272 in June, 43 in May, three in April, 13 in March, nine in February and 32 in January.

The DGHS data said over 100 single-day dengue patients were hospitalised for 14 consecutive days and over 200 for six consecutive days.

The DGHS said 211 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and three patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday. A total of 972 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 38 outside the city, it said. However, ten deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 15 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 4,115 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country, including in Dhaka city, from January to August 6 this year.

Meanwhile, the DGHS feared that the number of dengue infection cases may increase in the current month than the last month. 

According to the DGHS data, a total of 1,405 dengue patients were detected across the country from January 1 to December 31, 2020. The IEDCR confirmed seven deaths from dengue last year.

The dengue situation had taken a dangerous turn in 2019 when over one lakh dengue patients were hospitalised and around 179 deaths were reported.