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1,200 dengue patients hospitalised in 15 days

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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1,200 dengue patients hospitalised in 15 days

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The country’s dengue situation has worsened as around 1,200 patients have been admitted to hospitals across the country, including in Dhaka, in the last 15 days.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 1,195 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the country and six patients died till Monday morning this month.

It said 96 new dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till 8 am on

Monday. Earlier, 116 dengue patients were reported on Sunday.

At present, out of the 96 patients, 69 are admitted to different public and private hospitals in the capital, while the remaining 27 are hospitalised outside Dhaka, the DGHS said.

A total of 3855 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals, and 16 patients have died this year. Some 1,571 patients were hospitalised in July, while nine deaths were reported.

The health directorate said some 737 dengue patients were hospitalised in June, 163 in May, 23 in April, 20 in March, 20 in February, and 126 patients in January.

The DGHS data further said a total of 397 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 327 patients are in the hospitals of Dhaka city.

Of the total dengue patients, around 90 percent are admitted to hospitals in the capital's 47 hospitals, while around 30 percent of the patients were outside Dhaka.

Health experts predicted that the number of dengue patients would rise this year compared to the previous year due to the discovery of a new type of dengue virus, Den 4, in the country.

They have emphasised public awareness and cleanliness in and around the house and the destruction of mosquito breeding grounds.