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3 more die of dengue, 525 cases reported

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 4 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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3 more die of dengue, 525 cases reported
Dengue patients take rest under mosquito nets at Mugda Medical College Hospital in the capital on Monday as both deaths and cases from the viral fever have risen in the country. – Reaz ahmed sumon

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Three more dengue patients died and 525 new cases were reported in the country during the last 24 hours.

The dengue situation in the country has deteriorated in the last few months as the number of daily infection cases and casualties from the disease has risen.

The health authority, in an official statement, said three dengue patients died and 525 more were hospitalised in the country during the last 24 hours till Monday morning.

At least 1,728 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country, including in Dhaka city, while six patients died here in only three days of the current month of October.

The prevalence of dengue disease is 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) revealed the information on Sunday.

Some 568 dengue patients were reported on Sunday, 635 dengue patients were reported on Saturday, 524 patients on Thursday, 506 patients on Wednesday, 460 patients on Tuesday, 482 patients on Monday, 440 patients on Sunday, and 440 dengue patients on Saturday.

The DGHS said a total of 17,820 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 61 patients have died across the country, including in Dhaka this year.

Of the total, 13,511 were reported in Dhaka city, while 4,309 were reported outside the capital.

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

Some 9,911 dengue patients were hospitalised and 34 died in the country in September, while 3,521 dengue patients were hospitalised and 11 died in August.

The DGHS data further said a total of 2144 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 1598 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 were outside Dhaka.

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

It also advised people to be cautious on rainy days because the dengue vector, Aedes mosquito, breeds more and spreads the disease during inclement weather.