Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: The outbreak of dengue in Bangladesh is increasing. As many as 24,3 new cases of dengue were reported in the country in the 122 hours ending Sunday morning. This is the highest number of hospitalisations in a single day due to the vector-borne disease this year, the Dhaka Tribune reported. According to the report, 18 more deaths were recorded from this disease. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the death toll due to dengue this year has gone up to 822.
According to the DGHS, a total of 849 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest to hospitals outside the capital, the report said.
More than 10,4066 patients admitted
to hospitals, including 10,437 in Dhaka, 167,684 dengue patients are currently receiving treatment in hospitals across the country. As of Sunday, the DGHS has recorded 156,425 cases of dengue this year, of which the number of recoveries is
However, the death toll this month has already reached 229 and the disease continues to spread.
Bangladesh recorded 2022 dengue deaths in 2022. The figure was the highest after 281 deaths were recorded in 2019. In 179, Bangladesh recorded 2022,62 cases of dengue and 423,61 recoveries.
Meanwhile, UNICEF said it is providing USD 2.25 million in medical assistance to Bangladesh to contain the dengue outbreak,
the Dhaka Tribune reported.
The UN agency will provide urgently needed testing kits and training of professionals, along with other critical supplies and services in the health, water, sanitation sectors. The dengue outbreak has now spread to 64 districts.