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Nearly 51,000 dengue patients hospitalized in August only

  • Published at 03:51 pm August 30th, 2019
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File photo: Dengue patients receive treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Between 2000 and 2018, the government recorded a total of 50,148 dengue patients had undergone treatment in hospitals across Bangladesh

The number of dengue affected patients admitted to hospitals across Bangladesh has reached to 50,974 in August alone, surpassing all records of the past 19 years.

Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room at Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in its regular bulletin, came up with the latest figure on Friday.

Between the year of 2000 and 2018, the government recorded that a total of 50,148 dengue patients had undergone treatment in hospitals across the country.

Dengue, a mosquito-borne virus, spreads among humans through its carrier the Aedes mosquito.

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A total of 52 dengue patients have died across Bangladesh from January 1 to August 30, according to their own collected data. However, the unofficial death toll is reported to be over 124, so far.

In 2019, as many as 69,435 people have been affected by dengue since January 1 till August 30, according to DGHS data.

Apart from August, 38 patients were admitted to hospitals in January, 18 in February, 17 in March, 58 in April, and 193 in May. 

The number of dengue patients started to increase from June. As many as 1,884 people were admitted to hospitals in that month. However, there had been a surge in dengue affected patients in July reaching 16,253. 

The number of dengue patients just skyrocketed in the month of August.

Among those admitted, a total of 64,558 or around 93% were released from their respective hospitals and clinics after treatment, it said.

A total of 1,025 patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in the last 24 hours ending at 8am on Friday, the DGHS said.

Among them, 465 patients were admitted in Dhaka, and 560 in the districts outside Dhaka.

A number of 4,697 patients were currently undergoing treatment for the viral disease in hospitals, including 2,610 in Dhaka and 2,087 in the rest of the country, it added.  

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