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Uptick in dengue cases: 3,200 people hospitalized in 10 days

  • Published at 07:47 pm September 11th, 2021
File photo of dengue patients at a hospital in Dhaka Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka remains the hotspot with 253 hospitalizations in a day

The health authorities have reported an uptick in the number of dengue cases in the country over the past ten days, with the current count higher than the same time last year.

According to figures by the Directorate General of Health Services, a total of 3,200 people have been admitted in hospitals across the country since the beginning of the month

Eight people have died from the mosquito-borne disease in September. 

In the 24 hours to Saturday morning, as many as 301 dengue cases have been detected, says the DGHS. 

Dhaka remains the hotspot as 253 hospitalizations were reported from public and private healthcare facilities during the same time.

Some 1,271 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country, according to official figures. 

Of them, 1,083 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 188 are listed outside the capital.

File photo shows a city corporation employee spraying mosquito repellant using a fogging machine | Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka TribuneMeanwhile, the highest number of 7,689 cases were recorded in the month of August.

The highest number of dengue patients recorded in a single day was on September 7 with 343 cases.

In July, some 2,286 people were diagnosed with dengue and 12 died. In June, as many as 272 cases were recorded with no deaths.

According to health authorities, there were no dengue-related deaths in the first six months of the year but since cases started surging in July, a total of 54 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease.

Among the deceased, 50 were in Dhaka, two in Chittagong division, one each in Khulna and Rajshahi.

Around 13,556 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January and 12,231dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, according to the DGHS.

The health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.