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Dengue situation worsens

2,321 hospitalised in 10 days

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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The dengue situation has worsened with the hospitalisation of 2,321 patients in the last 10 days across the country.

Over 95 per cent of dengue cases have been found in Dhaka.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data, 211 patients were hospitalised in the capital and 15 patients were hospitalised outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Tuesday.

DGHS said 2,321 dengue patients were hospitalized in only 10 days of August. The number was 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.

Over 100 dengue patients were hospitalised daily for 18 consecutive days and over 200 for ten consecutive days till Tuesday morning.

A total of 852 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 63 are outside the city, DGHS said.

The number of deaths from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 18 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

But the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control & Research (IEDCR) didn’t confirm the number of deaths yet.

Unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 25 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 4,979 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until August 10 this year.

The DGHS recently said the number of dengue infection cases may increase in the current August. 

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.