No dengue case reported in 24 hrs
No new dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours till 8am on Saturday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
One dengue patient is now being treated at a hospital, according to the daily update from DGHS.
Since the beginning of this year, 306 dengue cases were reported and of them 305 patients have been discharged.
Bangladesh experienced a massive dengue outbreak last year when 101,354 people were hospitalised. Of them, 101,037 made full recovery.
According to official figures, the mosquito-borne disease killed 179 people in 2019.
Anti-mosquito drive is being conducted from May 10 in the capital.
As the country struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus, a dengue outbreak at this time will be devastating and would pose a serious challenge to the country's health care system.
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives on May 14 allocated Tk 30.63 crore for the city corporations and the municipalities to fight coronavirus and dengue.
DNCC has also launched free dengue tests from May 11. -UNB