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Dengue cases on the rise

213 hospitalised in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 12 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue cases on the rise

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The dengue situation has worsened further as the number of new cases has been increasing day by day in the country.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data, 213 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the country in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

The number of deaths from dengue has also been increasing as a total of 22 deaths have been reported in hospitals this year, DGHS said. However, unofficial figures suggest 30 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease this year.

DGHS said 2,534 dengue patients were hospitalized in only 11 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.

The DGHS data said over 100 dengue patients were hospitalized daily for 19 consecutive days and over 200 patients were hospitalized daily for 11 consecutive days till yesterday morning.

The DGHS said 188 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 25 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Wednesday.

A total of 841 dengue patients are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 66 are outside the city, it said.

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

A total of 5,192 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city from January until August 11 this year.

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.