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Dengue spike: 4 more die, 278 hospitalized in 24 hours

  • Published at 08:07 pm August 21st, 2021
A woman and her child, undergoing treatment for dengue, sit inside a protective net at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka on Friday, August 6, 2021 >Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Most of the cases reported from Dhaka

Dengue has claimed four more lives in 24 hours until Saturday morning, raising the death toll to 35, said a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 278 new patients were admitted to different hospitals during the period, it said.

Among the new patients, 257 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 21 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.

Of the victims, 31 died in Dhaka city, two in Chittagong division, and one each in Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases every day since August 1.

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The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited health care facilities for the last few months.

Some 1,206 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are undergoing treatment in the country as of Thursday morning.

According to health authorities, most of the cases that have been reported so far are from the capital.

Of them, 1,119 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the rest were listed outside Dhaka.

Some 7,750 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January, and 6,509 of them have been released after they recovered from the disease.