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Danger not over yet

Dengue cases near 3,000 in Nov; 91 more hospitalised

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Danger not over yet

The number of total infections has been increasing day by day as the daily dengue cases neared 3,000 in November in the country.

As many as 91 more people infected with dengue fever were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new infected, only 16 patients are from outside Dhaka.

With the new cases, a total of 2,978 were diagnosed in the running month while a total of 26,633 were hospitalised across the country including Dhaka city since January this year, said the DGHS.

At least 5,458 were admitted to hospitals in October, 7,841 in September, 7,698 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.

According to the health directorate date, the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 23 deaths in September and in October, the number of dengue cases came down to 5,604 with 22 deaths recorded.

The number of deaths from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 this year as no fresh death was reported in the meantime, the DGHS added.

Of the fatalities, some 12 dengue patients died across the country in July last, 34 in August, 23 in September and 22 deaths have been reported in October and 7 in the running month, the health directorate data added.

However, the unofficial sources from different hospitals said around 118 people, who were infected with dengue, died in the country this year.

A total of 375 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are now receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka while 118 outside the city, it said.

So far, 26,042 patients have been released from different hospitals after recovery, the DGHS report said.