Dengue cases cross 10,000 mark in eight months



The number of Dengue cases in Bangladesh  crossed 10,000-mark this year with the hospitalization of 233 new patients in the last 24 hours until Monday morning, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
However, no death from dengue was reported during the period.

Among the new patients, 213 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 20 cases were reported from outside the division.

Some 1,150 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Monday morning, DGHS said.

Of them, 1,004 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 146 were listed outside Dhaka.

According to DGHS, 10,090 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and 42 among them died.

Of the deceased, 38 were from Dhaka city, two from Chattogram division and one each from Khulna and Rajshahi divisions.

So far, 8,895 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, according to DGHS.

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since August 1.

The dengue outbreak has become a cause of major concern as the country is battling the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus with its limited health care facilities for the last few months.

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