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Dengue cases cross 23,000 this year

184 hospitalised, one dies in 24 hrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Dengue cases cross 23,000 this year

A total of 23,054 dengue cases have been reported across the country this year while 184 people were hospitalised for treatment and one died of the disease in the last 24 hours until Wednesday morning.  

The country’s dengue situation has improved slightly as the number of daily dengue cases has been below 200 for last few days, but the death from the deadly disease is being recorded almost every day.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 4,857 dengue patients were hospitalised in October, 7,841 patients in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 patients 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 July, 34 in August, 23 in September and 20 deaths have been reported in the current month, the health directorate data added.

The DGHS said 151 new patients were hospitalised in the capital while 33 patients were admitted to hospitals outside the city in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Wednesday.

A total of 711 patients diagnosed with dengue are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 153 are in hospitals outside the city, it said.

The number of death from the disease also is increasing day by day as a total of 89 deaths caused by dengue have been reported in hospitals this year, the DGHS added.

The unofficial sources from different hospitals said around 108 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 23,054 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country, including Dhaka city, from January to October 27 this year. So far, 22,101 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.

Experts said the dengue situation has already started improving and the number of cases will decline in the upcoming month.