Four more people died of dengue in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday morning, taking the total toll to 251 this year, the Dhaka Tribune reported. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), a total of 2,694 more patients suffering from viral fever were admitted to the hospital.
According to the DGHS, 1,168 of the new patients were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it.
And 9,386 dengue patients, including 5,011 in the capital, are now receiving treatment in hospitals across the country.
So far this year, the DGHS has registered 51,832 dengue cases and 42,195 recoveries, reports the Dhaka Tribune.
According to the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangathan (BSS), in the first 21 days of July, Bangladesh recorded 109 deaths and 20,465 positive cases, making the month the “worst month”.
According to the DGHS, BSS report, out of the total deaths since January 1, the month of July alone saw 109 dengue-related deaths, with 20,465 positive cases reported.
Month-wise data of Dengue Disease-2023 shows that 566 dengue patients were detected in January with six deaths, 111 cases with zero deaths in February, 143 cases with two deaths in March, and two deaths in April Cases stand at 1036 with 50 cases, two deaths. 5,956 cases with 34 deaths in May and in June.
In comparison, last year was less severe in terms of dengue-positive cases and death figures as 268 patients died and 62,382 cases were recorded, the DGHS data said, adding that in 2019, the country had the highest number of dengue cases. Cases observed – 101,354, according to BSS, with 179 deaths.
Health experts fear that August and September will be more severe as these two months are more suitable for the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes.