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1,500 dengue patients hospitalised this month

85 infected in 24 hrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 31 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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The number of dengue patients has been increasing day by day as around 1,500 patients were hospitalised across the country this month.

According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 85 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.  One death was reported in the meantime.

 Among the new, 72 patients were admitted to 47 public and private hospitals in the capital while the remaining 13 were admitted in other areas of the country, the DHGS said.

The DGHS said 1,491 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 30 days of this month while eight deaths were reported during the period.

It also said some 737 dengue patients were admitted in June, while 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 in March, 20 in February and 126 patients in January. A total of 332 dengue patients, including 265 in the capital are now receiving treatment across the country, the DGHS data added.

However, the country’s dengue situation was under control in the last two consecutive years.

The DGHS data further said a total of 2,580 dengue patients were hospitalised in the country while over 90 percent of the patients were reported in the capital. So far, eight dengue patients died this year.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), there is no specific treatment of the viral disease. The health experts suggested the city dwellers to destroy all the Aedes breeding grounds to prevent the deadly dengue disease.