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Dengue Update

Two die, 437 hospitalised in 24 hours

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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The number of dengue patients and casualties from the disease has been increasing day by day, as the number of deaths from the deadly virus infection has crossed 400 for the last three days in a row.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 437 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. Two new deaths were reported during that time.

Some 431 dengue patients were reported on Wednesday, and 438 were reported on Tuesday.

The DGHS data said over 300 dengue patients have been reported in the last 12 consecutive days, except for a day.

  It said a total of 12,875 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 48 patients have died across the country, including in Dhaka this year.

Of the total, 1,0017 were reported in Dhaka city while 2,858 were reported outside the capital.

However, hospital sources said many more dengue patients  and a number of casualties from the deaths remain outside the official data.

Some 6,694 dengue patients were hospitalised and 27 died in the country in only 22 days of the current month of September, while 3,521 dengue patients were hospitalised and 11 died in August.

 

The DGHS data further said a total of 1,529 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 1,183 patients were admitted to 50 hospitals in Dhaka city.

Of the total dengue patients, around 90 percent of patients are admitted to hospitals in 50 hospitals in the capital, while around 10 percent of patients are outside Dhaka.

Health authority sources said the Den 4 dengue virus has been found in Bangladesh this year. That’s why people may suffer from severe dengue disease due to infection with the Den 4 virus, experts said.

The DGHS asked people to contact registered doctors immediately after feeling any symptoms of dengue disease and test for the dengue virus for early detection and subsequent treatment.