Dengue infected patients are seen hospitalised at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka
Dengue infected patients are seen hospitalised at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in DhakaReuters file photo

The number of dengue patients continues rising in Bangladesh as health authorities on Thursday said 19 people were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease in 24 hours until this morning, reports UNB.

Currently, 93 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at hospitals across the country, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

Since January, the health authorities reported 811 dengue cases. Among them, 713 patients have recovered.

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Bangladesh government reported 101,354 dengue cases last year and 179 deaths from the mosquito-borne fever.

A similar situation this year, amid the coronavirus pandemic, would put the country’s health system under great stress, experts said.

The Dhaka North City Corporation started an anti-mosquito campaign from 2 November, hoping to keep the number of dengue cases low this year.