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246 more hospitalised with dengue

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 22 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A total of 246 more people were hospitalised with dengue infections in the country during the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

There is no let up in increasing trend of the dengue infection cases and casualty as 16,222 dengue patients were hospitalised this year till September 21.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 246 more dengue patients were hospitalised and no death was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

It said 5,866 dengue patients were hospitalised in September, 7,698 dengue patients 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 13 in September, the health directorate data added. The DGHS said 211 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 35 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday.

A total of 836 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 195 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 59 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 70 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 16,222 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until September 21 this year.

So far, 15,132 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.