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275 more hospitalised with dengue

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A total of 275 more dengue patients were hospitalised across the country during the last 24 hours till Monday morning. 

The number of dengue cases has been increasing day by day in the country as over 12,000 dengue patients were hospitalised in the country this year so far.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 275 more dengue patients were hospitalized and one patient died in the country in the last 24 hours till Monday morning.

It said 1735 dengue patients were hospitalised in September, 7,698 dengue patients were hospitalised in August, 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.

Some 12 dengue patients died across the country in the last month July, 34 dengue patients died in the last month August and six in September, the health directorate data added. The DGHS said 220 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 55 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

A total of 1074 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 159 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 52 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 60 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 12,091 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until September 6 this year.

So far, 10,806 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.

Amid rise in dengue cases, the DGHS announced six hospitals in Dhaka dedicated for dengue patients.

The all government hospitals including coronavirus designated hospitals across the country including in Dhaka also have been asked to admit the dengue patients, the DGHS officials said.