14 new dengue cases recorded: DGHS

Fourteen people were hospitalised with dengue in the past 24 hours until Friday morning, the health authorities said.

Among them, 13 cases were reported from Dhaka alone.

Currently, 84 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals across the country, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Since January, the health authorities reported 825 dengue cases, and 731 of the patients recovered, the government said.

Bangladesh recorded 101,354 dengue cases last year and 179 people died from the mosquito-borne fever, according to official figures.

Health experts say a similar outbreak this year, as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, will put a massive stress on the country’s health sector.

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) started an anti-mosquito campaign from Nov 2, hoping to keep the number of dengue cases low this year.

So far, only one dengue-related death has been confirmed this year.