81 new dengue cases reported in a single day
As the number of dengue patients keep increasing, authorities reported 81 new cases in the 24 hours til yesterday morning.
The new cases add to the 336 patients already diagnosed with dengue who are receiving treatment at different government and private hospitals, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, 331 are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while five are being treated outside Dhaka.
Some 1,139 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with the disease since January, 801 of whom have been released after recovery.
The recent spike in dengue cases adds to the worries of the country already ravaged by the devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
To curb the spike, anti-dengue drives will continue across Dhaka South City Corporation, said its mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Wednesday.
"The dengue situation is now under control although the number of dengue patients is a bit more this time due to heavy rainfall," mayor Taposh further said.