3 more dengue patients die, death toll rises to 250
BI Report || BusinessInsider
Three more dengue patients died in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 250.
During the period, 436 more people were hospitalised with the viral fever as the cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in a handout this afternoon.
Of the new cases, some 253 patients were hospitalised with the viral fever at different hospital in the capital Dhaka and 183 outside it, said the DGHS.
A total of 1,827 new dengue patients, 1,067 are now receiving treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka and 760 outside it.
The DGHS recorded 56,932 dengue cases in the country as of Tuesday and of which, 36,268 cases were found in Dhaka division and 20,664 in other divisions.
Besides, some 54,855 patients recovered from the mosquito-borne disease across the country and of them, some 35,050 from Dhaka division and 19,805 from other divisions.
Sensing danger, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the countrymen to keep their houses and surrounding areas clean to prevent dengue.
The prime minister requested all to pay special attention so that water cannot remain stagnant there (to check the breeding of Aedes mosquito),” he said.
Amid the outbreak of dengue, the city corporations and others concerned especially civil aviation were also directed to intensify anti-mosquito spray through fogging machines every day.