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248 more hospitalised with dengue

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 11 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A total of 248 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country while one died during the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

The number of dengue cases has been increasing in the current month as already 2,900 dengue patients were hospitalised till Friday.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 248 more dengue patients were hospitalised and no death was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Friday morning.

It said 2899 dengue patients were hospitalized in September, 7,698 dengue patients were hospitalized 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 eight in September, the health directorate data added.

The DGHS said 214 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 34 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

A total of 1041 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 180 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 54 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 63 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 13,255 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until September 10 this year.

So far, 11,980 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.