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Dengue Update

Record 637 hospitalised in a day

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 7 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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The dengue situation has worsened in the country as the daily number of dengue cases has crossed 600 in the last 24 hours.

The health authority, in an official statement, said that 637 more patients were hospitalised in the country during the last 24 hours till Thursday morning. However, no deaths were reported during that time.

As of Thursday, it was the highest number of single-day dengue cases this year. Earlier, 635 dengue patients were reported on October 1.

The number of dengue patients and casualties has been increasing day by day in the country as the number of daily dengue patients has crossed 400 for the last few weeks except for a few days.

At least 3,191 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country, including in Dhaka city,     while eight patients died here in only three days of the current month of October.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the information on Thursday. The prevalence of dengue disease is rising across the country, especially in Dhaka, which is considered a hotspot for the mosquito-borne viral disease.

Some 344 dengue patients were reported on Wednesday, 482 patients on Tuesday, 525 patients on Monday, 568 patients on Sunday and 635 patients on Saturday.

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

The DGHS said a total of 19,283 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 63 patients have died across the country, including in Dhaka this year. Of the total, 14,546 were reported in Dhaka city, while 4,737 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 2,333 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 1771 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 requested to keep alert during the rainy days as the dengue vector Aedes mosquito breeds more and transmit the disease during intermittent rain.