One dengue patient dies, 47 patients hospitalized

DHAKA, One dengue patient died and 47 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till this morning, according to the daily statement of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

During the period, 16 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 31 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital, the statement added.

This year, the total number of cases rose to 3,103 while 39 deaths from dengue disease were reported during the same period.

In the past 24 hours, 40 dengue patients were discharged from different hospitals. Among the total cases, 1,917 patients have already been released, the DGHS statement added.

Last year, the country recorded 1,705 dengue-related deaths and a total of 3,21,179 dengue cases.

On May 29, eighteen wards under two city corporations of Dhaka are at high risk of dengue, according to a survey released recently.

The risky wards of Dhaka North City Corporation are 12, 13, 20, 36, 31, 32, 17 and 33 while the vulnerable wards of Dhaka South Ci
ty Corporation are- 4, 13, 52, 54, 16, 3, 5, 15, 17 and 23, the survey added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha