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75 more new cases reported amid Dengue surge

Amid the growing concern over Denuge situation in Bangladesh, authorities reported 75 more new cases in 24 hours until Monday morning.

Some 403 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment at different government and private hospitals in the country as of Monday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 398 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while five others outside Dhaka.

Some 1,282 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January and 877 of them have been released after recovery.

Bangladesh is seeing the rise in Denuge cases when the Covid situation turned more devastating with the spread of highly contagious Delta variant.

DGHS spokesman and line director, Prof. Dr. Nazmul Islam on Sunday expressed his deep concern regarding dengue, at a regular heath bulletin on coronavirus.

The situation would continue to deteriorate if those responsible for mosquito control across the country do not try their best by all means, Dr. Nazmul said.

He advised the people to be much more aware in preventing dengue.

He said, if someone has a fever, they should be tested for dengue as well as corona.

And in case of treatment, the medicine must be taken on the advice of a registered doctor. If necessary, one could take treatment by contacting the hotline number of DGHS.

A total of 1,193 dengue cases and three confirmed dengue-related deaths were reported in 2020.

According to official figures, 101,354 dengue cases and 179 deaths were recorded in Bangladesh in 2019.

Dengue fever was first reported in Bangladesh in 2000 when it claimed 93 lives. In the following three years, the fatalities almost fell to zero.

However, the mosquito-borne viral infection struck again in 2018, killing 26, and infecting 10,148 people.

Source: United News of Bangladesh