Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Dengue Fever

183 patients hospitalised in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 15 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The country’s dengue situation still remains stable as the experts hoped that the situation may start improving in the next month.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 183 more patients were hospitalised with dengue while no fresh death was reported in the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning.

A total of 2,715 dengue patients were hospitalised in October and 7,841 were hospitalised in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June, 43 in May, three in April while 13 were hospitalised in March, nine in February and 32 in January this year, the DGHS said.

On the other hand, some 12 dengue patients died across the country in July and 34 died in August while 23 in September and 13 deaths have been reported in the month of October this year, it added.

The DGHS said among the new patients, 132 were undergoing treatment in the capital and the remaining 51 were reported from outside the city in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday.

A total of 740 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in the capital while 166 outside the city, it also said.

However, unofficial sources from different hospitals said at least 97 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 20,912 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country including in Dhaka city since January until October 14 this year.

So far, 19,924 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.