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343 more hospitalised with dengue

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue cases are increasing day by day in the country, particularly in the capital, as highest number of single-day dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.

The country also reported over 2,000 dengue patients in the last seven days of September.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 343 more dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. No death was reported in the country during the period

DGHS data shows that 2,078 people were hospitalised with dengue in September, 7,698 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 last month July, 34 dengue patients died in the last month August and six in September. The DGHS data said 286 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 57 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

This was the highest number of dengue patients reported in a single day in the country since January.

A total of 1133 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 148 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 12,434 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until September 7 this year.

So far, 11,101 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.