Dengue fever: 189 hospitalised in a day...

Dhaka, Tuesday   19 October 2021

Dengue fever: 189 hospitalised in a day

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:26 PM, 24 September 2021  

Dengue fever: 189 hospitalised in a day

Dengue fever: 189 hospitalised in a day

Another 189 patients were hospitalised with dengue in the previous 24 hours till 8:00 am today,  according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). 

Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Directorate of Health said this in a regular online bulletin on Friday.

Of the new dengue patients, Dahaka alone saw 164 people being admitted to hospitals in 24 hours. The rest 25 are from outside Dhaka. With the 25 new infections, the number of dengue cases outside Dhaka crossed the 2000-mark.

Meanwhile a total of 6,538 patients were diagnosed during this month out of a total 16,894 infected this year. Of the total infected, 2,012 are from outside Dhaka.

Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,048 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 221 outside the capital, the DGHS data said.

A total of 4,475 have been diagnosed in September alone. At least 7,698 were diagnosed in August, 2,286 were hospitalised in July, 272 in June, and 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS.

According to the DGHS, 59 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year, all whom died between July, August and September. Among the deaths, 54 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division and Khulna and one in Rajshahi division.