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Dengue cases on decline

194 more hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue cases on decline

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The number of dengue infected patients has been declining gradually for last few days as the infection cases declined to below 200 for fourth consecutive day on Sunday.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 194 more dengue patients were hospitalised and no death was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning.

It said 547 dengue patients were hospitalised in last 3 days of October, 7,841 dengue patients were hospitalized 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, 22 in September and no death has been reported this month yet, the health directorate data added.

The DGHS said 143 new patients were hospitalised in the capital and 51 patients were outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8am on Sunday.

A total of 758 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 197 outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the dengue disease also has been increasing day by day as a total of 68 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 81 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 18,744 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until October 3 this year.

So far, 17,721 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery from the disease, the DGHS report said.