750 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24hr
12 Sep 2019, 15:41
As many as 750 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in 24 hours till Thursday morning.
Among them, 237 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
Currently, 3,029 patients are being treated at hospitals for dengue. Of them, 1,355 are in Dhaka.
Bangladesh has been fighting an uphill battle against mosquito-borne disease dengue this year. Its capital city Dhaka was at the centre of the outbreak.
Since the beginning of this year, 79,367 people were hospitalised with dengue, most of them in Dhaka. Of them, 76,141 made full recovery, according to the government.
The huge number of patients put a severe strain on the already overwhelmed medical system.
Since January, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) received information about 197 dengue-related deaths. It has so far reviewed 101 cases and confirmed 60 dengue deaths.