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211 more dengue patients hospitalized in Bangladesh in 24 hours

  • Published at 06:53 pm August 13th, 2021
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Dengue patients under treatment at Mitford Hospital in Dhaka. The photo was taken on Friday, August 6, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

210 of them are in Dhaka

As many as 211 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh in 24 hours till Friday morning, as the dengue infection rate keeps rising in the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among the new patients, 210 were hospitalized in Dhaka alone.

So far, 24 suspected dengue deaths were reported to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), but the institute is yet to confirm any death from dengue this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Some 952 dengue patients are currently receiving treatment across the country as of Friday morning, according to the DGHS.

Most of the cases have been reported in Dhaka so far, said the health authorities.


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Of them, 884 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the rest were listed outside Dhaka.

Bangladesh started seeing an upward trend in dengue infections in June this year. The country started seeing over 200 dengue cases every day since August 1.

Some 5,645 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January, and 4,669 of them have been released after they recovered from the disease.

Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000, claiming 93 lives that year. In the years that followed, the country learned to deal with the disease much better, but it did become endemic. Fatalities almost fell to zero at one stage, before spiking again in 2018, leading to the horrific crisis the following year.

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