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Dengue Update

9 die, 3,500 hospitalised in a week

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 8 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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The dengue situation in the country has worsened as around 3,500 dengue patients were hospitalised and nine patients died last week.

The health authority, in an official statement, said that 240 more patients were hospitalised in the country during the last 24 hours till Friday morning. However, one new death was reported during that time.

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 3,431 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country, including in Dhaka city, while nine patients died here in only seven days of the current month of October. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) revealed the information on Friday. 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 637 dengue patients were reported on Thursday, 344 patients on Wednesday, 482 patients on Tuesday, 525 patients on Monday, 568 patients on Sunday and 635 patients on Saturday.

Earlier, 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 19,523 dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals and 64 patients have died across the country, including in Dhaka this year.

Of the total, 14,738 were reported in Dhaka city, while 4,785 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 2,282 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment across the country. Of them, 1725 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 transmits the disease during intermittent rain.