Bangladesh

237 dengue patients, highest this year, hospitalised in a single day

For the first time this year the number of dengue patients hospitalised in a single day across the country has crossed the 200-mark.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) at least 237 people with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals in the country in 24 hours till 8am today of which only 19 are from outside Dhaka.

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With them a total of 2,895 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year, according to the DGHS. Of the total infected, only 94 are from outside Dhaka.

Among 2895 infected, 237 were diagnosed on the first day of the running month till this morning, which indicates the fast-rising trend in the disease.

Two hundred and seventy-two were infected in June while 43 were infected in May.

Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 862 of them are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 34 are outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.

Meanwhile mobile courts of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) yesterday fined different under-construction buildings, houses and other establishments Tk 22.58 lakh after finding Aedes mosquito larvae on their premises.

The mobile courts also conducted an awareness campaign to destroy all breeding sources of Aedes mosquito.

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