218 dengue patients admitted to hospitals in 24 hours
Published : Thursday, 5 August, 2021 at 11:47 PM Count : 316
At least 218 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals, mostly in Dhaka, in 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday, raising the total number of dengue patients to 3,901 across the country since January.
Of the 2018 patients, 208 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 10 others in other divisions, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
The DGHS has so far sent the data of ten suspected dengue deaths to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease, Control and Research for confirmation whether the deaths were due to dengue infections, but the IEDCR is yet to give confirmation, according to the DGHS statistics updated on Thursday.
Among the total hospitalised dengue patients of 3,901 since January, 3,757 patients have been hospitalised in Dhaka.
Some 1,055 dengue patients, including 1,012 in Dhaka, were undergoing treatment at different government and private hospitals on Thursday.
In five days in August, 1,243 dengue patients were hospitalised with the spread of the mosquito-borne viral infection amid the increase in Aedes mosquito menace during the monsoon.
A total of 2,836 people have so far recovered from dengue since January, said the DGHS report.