Eight people have died in the last 24 hours due to dengue fever across the country. With this, the number of dengue deaths this year has increased to 1,562. At this time, 1 thousand 84 people were admitted to the hospital. On the other hand, 4 thousand 462 dengue patients are currently under treatment in various public and private hospitals of the country including Dhaka. This information was informed in the regular report on dengue signed by Jahidul Islam, in charge of the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of the Department of Health on Tuesday.
According to the Directorate of Health, from Monday 8 am to Tuesday 8 am, out of 1,84 people admitted to hospital with dengue, 221 are residents of Dhaka and 863 are outside Dhaka. On the other hand, out of the eight people who died in the last 24 hours, five are residents of Dhaka and three are outside Dhaka. From January 1 to November 21 this year, a total of 3 lakh 3 thousand 536 people were affected by dengue throughout the country. Among them, 1 lakh 6 thousand 42 residents of Dhaka, and 1 lakh 97 thousand 494 people outside Dhaka. In the last 24 hours, 1,267 dengue patients have been discharged from the hospital. Among them, 281 are residents of Dhaka and 986 are outside Dhaka.
As of November 21 this year, 297,512 dengue patients have been discharged from the hospital. Among them 1 lakh 4 thousand 5 residents of Dhaka and 1 lakh 93 thousand 507 people outside Dhaka. 281 people died of dengue in 2022. 27 people died in December of that year. At the same time, 62 thousand 382 people were admitted to the hospital due to dengue in the year under discussion. In 2020, dengue infection was not seen much during the corona epidemic, but in 2021, 28 thousand 429 people were infected with dengue throughout the country. In the same year, 105 people died due to dengue throughout the country. According to the information of the Department of Health, 281 people died of dengue in 2022, 105 people in 2021, 7 people in 2020 and 179 people in 2019.
Public health experts tell Yugantar that the outbreak of Aedes mosquitoes occurred before the scheduled season of dengue virus. As a result, infections and deaths are increasing. Unseasonal rainfall due to climate change is prolonging the breeding season of mosquitoes. As a result, the situation will take more time to normalize. To get rid of the disease, a concerted effort must be made to destroy the larvae of Aedes.