Saturday, 26 November, 2022

34 die of dengue in Sept

9,911 hospitalised

Some 34 people died from dengue and 9,911 patients were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease across the country in September, official statistics show.

The numbers of dengue cases and casualty have been tripled in September than August.

Some 3,521 dengue patients were hospitalised and 11 patients died in August.

Dengue cases are rising across the country, especially in Dhaka which is considered a hotspot for the mosquito-borne viral disease.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said 240 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours till Friday morning. No new death was reported during the time. Some 524 dengue patients were reported on Thursday, 506 on Wednesday, 460 on Tuesday, 482 on Monday, 440 on Sunday and 440 on Saturday.

The DGHS said a total of 16,092 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 55 patients died across the country this year.

Of the total, 12,281 were reported in Dhaka city while 3,811 were outside the capital.

However, hospital sources said many more dengue patients and number of casualty from the death remain outside the official data.

The DGHS data further said a total of 1,874 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 1427 patients were admitted to 50 hospitals of Dhaka city.

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

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