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242 more dengue patients hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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242 more dengue patients hospitalised

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The dengue situation of the country has been deteriorating as the number of dengue patients has increased again.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 242 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. Earlier, 213 dengue cases were reported on Wednesday.

It said 2,776 dengue patients were hospitalised in only 12 days of current month while 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 single-day dengue patients were hospitalised for 20 consecutive days and over 200 for 12 consecutive days in 24 hours during the last 24 hours.

The DGHS said 221 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 21 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday.

A total of 824 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 72 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 22 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 deaths from dengue yet.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 30 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 5,434 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until August 12 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.