12 new dengue patients hospitalised in Dhaka in 24 hours
Twelve new patients diagnosed with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka in the last 24 hours till this morning amid a spike in the mosquito-borne disease during monsoon.
A total of 63 patients are currently receiving treatment for dengue at 41 government-run and private hospitals in Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Hospitals outside Dhaka had no patients with dengue during this period.
Currently, 64 dengue patients are being treated at government and private hospitals across the country.
A total of 337 patients have been admitted to hospitals with dengue since January this year. Of them, 273 patients have 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 when it claimed 93 lives. In the following three years, the fatalities almost fell to zero.
However, the mosquito-borne viral infection struck again in 2018, killing 26, and infecting 10,148 people.