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Highest number of dengue cases reported in a day

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The number of dengue cases has been increasing day by day in the country as 73 new patients, the highest number this year, were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning.

However, no death was reported during the period.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 388 dengue patients were hospitalized in 12 days of the current month July in the country while no death was reported during the time.

It said a total of 737 dengue patients were admitted in the country in June, 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 in March, 20 in February and 126 patients in January.

The DGHS said earlier, seven dengue patients were reported on Monday, four on Sunday, 17 on Saturday and 22 patients on Friday.

All the 42 dengue patients were admitted to 47 government and private hospitals in the capital while 31 patients were admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka during the period.

The DGHS data further said a total of 141 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 101 patients are in the hospitals of Dhaka city.

A total of 1,477 dengue patients were hospitalised and one patient died in dengue infection this year.

The health experts feared that the number of dengue cases may increase in urban areas especially in the capital after Eid-ul-Azha as the city dwellers went to their home villages or other areas leaving their residences for around a week and during the time Aedes may breed in the houses.

They urged the city dwellers to destroy all the Aedes breeding grounds in the houses in urban areas immediately in a bid to prevent the deadly dengue disease.

The experts also warned that the dengue outbreak may take a serious turn this year while the dengue situation was under control in the previous year.

They also asked the corporations to take extensive measures immediately to control the Aedes mosquitoes in a bid to prevent the dengue disease.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there is no specific treatment of the dengue in the world and the dengue vaccine is also rare.