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13 dengue patients die, 1,983 hospitalised in 24hrs

Update : 19 Aug 2023, 23:49

A total of 13 dengue patients died and 1,983 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am Saturday.

Experts feared dengue cases and deaths will exceed all previous records this year as the number of cases and fatalities continue to rise, signaling an alarming trend, reports BSS.

They also warned the dengue situation may deteriorate this month and in the upcoming month, asking authorities concerned to launch a massive campaign against all types of mosquitoes.

Analysing the amount of rainfall, temperature and humidity in Bangladesh, they described August and September months as the most suitable period for breeding of Aedes mosquitoes.

"During the period, 738 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,245 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"This year, 466 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 97,860 the statement said, adding: "Some 89,499 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients."

"A total of 7,895 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 3,691 are in Dhaka while 4,204 are outside the capital city," it added.

According to the DGHS statement, among the total dengue positive cases, 36,696 are female and 60,780 are male while 265 deaths from dengue are female and 201 male.

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