99 dengue patients undergoing treatment at country’s hospitals
20 dengue cases reported in 24 hrs
Publish- November 21, 2020, 04:48 PM
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Update- November 21, 2020, 07:35 PM
Dengue patient at makeshift beds set up on the corridor of a hospital. UNB File Photo
Amid the rise in Covid-19 deaths and infections , Bangladesh is also seeing a rise in mosquito-borne dengue cases in November.
The health authorities said 20 new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Saturday morning – all of them in Dhaka.
Currently, 99 patients are being treated for dengue – 93 in the capital, according to the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room under the Directorate of Health.
Last year, the country was hit by a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. There were 101,354 officially confirmed cases with 179 deaths.
There have so far been 989 cases, with 884 recoveries and one fatality this year. The only confirmed dengue-related death was reported in August.
Reports of six dengue-related deaths have been sent to the IEDCR, which has so far reviewed two cases.