22 more people in hospital with dengue


22 people have been admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours due to Aedes mosquito-borne dengue fever. However, no new death information was found at this time. As a result, the number of deaths due to this mosquito-borne disease has remained constant at 46 this year.

This information has been reported in the regular report on dengue sent from the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Department of Health on Friday (July 5) evening.

According to the report, 22 people have been admitted to the hospital due to dengue fever in the last 24 hours. Among the victims are 13 people from the two city corporation areas of Dhaka. Besides, 7 patients in Dhaka Division, one in Chittagong and one in Khulna Division have been admitted to hospital.

From January 1 to July 5 this year, a total of 3,866 people have been admitted to hospital due to dengue infection. Among them 2 thousand 337 men (60.50 percent) and 1 thousand 529 women (39.50 percent). At this time, 3 thousand 595 people were discharged from the hospital.

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Among the 46 dead from January 1 to July 5, 20 were men (43.50 percent) and 26 were women (56.50 percent).

Dengue outbreaks occur every year during the rainy season. From June 2023, the dengue situation became dire. Last year, three lakh 21 thousand 179 patients were admitted to the hospital and received treatment in the country. Among them, 100,800 people were treated in Dhaka and 211,171 people outside Dhaka.

Three lakh 18 thousand 749 people recovered from the hospital and returned home. Last year, 1,705 people died of this mosquito-borne disease. The highest death due to dengue disease in one year in the history of the country.

Earlier in 2019, 1 lakh 1 thousand 354 people were infected with dengue nationwide. Around 300 people including doctors and health workers died at that time.

During the corona epidemic in 2020, dengue infection was not seen much, but in 2021, 28 thousand 429 people were infected with dengue fever across the country. 105 people died of dengue that year.

In addition, in 2022, a total of 62 thousand 382 people were admitted to the hospital with dengue. That year, 281 people died from the mosquito-borne disease.

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