251 new dengue patients hospitalised

Staff Correspondent | Published: 15:26, Oct 28,2019 | Updated: 00:14, Oct 29,2019


Dengue patients take treatment on the floor at Mugda Medical College Hospital in Dhaka.— UNB file photo

At least 251 new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until  8am Monday.

Of them, 89 were hospitalised in the capital and 162 in the districts, according to the Health Services.

On Sunday, at least 257 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country.

On October 16, at least 286 dengue patients were hospitalised.

On Friday, 186 dengue patients were hospitalised.

And on Saturday, at least 203 were hospitalized.

On Monday, at least 913 dengue patients were in hospitals across the country, 386 in the capital and 527 in the districts.

An unprecedented dengue outbreak occurred in Bangladesh this year with at least 95,372 dengue patients getting hospitalised since January.

Dengue infections were initially confined to the capital, as had been the case since the first infection was reported in Bangladesh in 2000.

This year, however, dengue infection spread outside the capital, for the first time, in the fourth week of July.

Just in one week, dengue infection spread to the whole country and its severity exceeded that of the capital in the outlying districts.

Dengue hospitalisation slowed down since September, even though at least 16,856 dengue patients were hospitalised in September. In the last 28 days of October, at least 7,719 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country.

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research said received reports of 248 suspected dengue deaths since April but did not confirmed all these deaths.

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