45 dengue patients undergoing treatment at Dhaka hospitals: DGHS

Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Amid an alarming spike in coronavirus deaths and infections, Bangladesh is also seeing a rise in mosquito-borne dengue in the current month.

Forty-five dengue patients are currently receiving treatment at 41 government and private hospitals in Dhaka. No report of hospitalisation with dengue came from other districts.

Twelve dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka in the last 24 hours until Wednesday morning, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services(DGHS).

A total of 247 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January and of them, 202 patients recovered.

Health authorities reported 1,193 dengue cases and three confirmed dengue-related deaths in 2020.

According to official figures, 101,354 dengue cases and 179 deaths were recorded in Bangladesh in 2019.

Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 and it claimed 93 lives. In three years, the fatality number almost fell to zero.

However, the mosquito-borne viral infection struck again in 2018, killing 26, and infecting 10,148 people, reports UNB.