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Dengue cases decline slightly

184 more hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue cases decline slightly

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The number of dengue cases of the current month has already surpassed the figures in the previous months this year while the number of dengue patients has dropped slightly in the last 24 hours.

However, the dengue situation is not stable as over 200 patients were hopsitalised till yesterday.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 184 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

It said 6,646 dengue patients were hospitalised in 27 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 this year.

The DGHS said 169 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 15 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

A total of 905 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 127 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 40 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 45 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 9,304 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until August 27 this year.

The DGHS recorded over 200 dengue cases per day from August 1-26 while most of the cases have been reported in the Dhaka city so far.

Meanwhile, amid the rise in dengue cases, the DGHS announced six hospitals in Dhaka dedicated to treating dengue patients.