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Dengue spreads to 64 districts: 15,335 patients identified: 14 die

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Hundreds of dengue patients taking treatment from the floor as there are no beds available for the new patients rush to the hospital. This photo was taken from Mitford hospital on Wednesday.

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Abdul Alim :
Dengue has spread to 64 districts with a record more than 1,477 patients having been diagnosed with the viral disease 'dengue' in the last 24 hours alone.
This year, from January 1 till the date, 17,183 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals and 12,266 of them released after treatment.
Of those, 14 patients died during the period as per the official count although the unofficial death toll is much higher than the real.
As the number of dengue patients increases, the prevalence also increases. Dengue sufferers are now receiving treatment in 64 districts in the country.
The Health Emergency Operations Center and Control Room of the Department of Health reported the information on Tuesday.
Almost every part of Bangladesh has now been affected by the deadly mosquito-borne   disease, dengue, with cases reported from 64 districts until Tuesday. Meanwhile, five people died of dengue in Dhaka and Barishal on Monday and Tuesday.
Their deaths were reported by the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital in Barishal.
Most of the dengue cases have been reported from Dhaka. The WHO on July 20 said the dengue situation is alarming in Bangladesh but it was not out of control.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said that, 973 people were infected by dengue in Dhaka in the last 24 hours. Apart from those in the capital, 104 others were diagnosed with dengue in Dhaka division, 55 in Chattogram, 56 in Khulna, 20 in Rangpur, 56 in Rajshahi, six in Barishal, 55 in Sylhet and nine in Mymensingh division.
In Gazipur, 28 dengue patients were admitted to Shaheed Tajuddin Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday.
Hospital sources said 94 people infected with dengue had been treated in July. Accommodation problem has forced many patients to stay on the hospital floor.
In Khulna, nine people suffering from dengue were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.
According to the Khulna civil surgeon's office, the number of dengue patient in the district is 82. Of them, 43 people have returned home after taking treatment.
Currently, 27 patients are being treated at Khulna Medical College Hospital, two at Khulna General Hospital, six at City Medical College Hospital, three at Islami Bank Hospital and one at Phultala Upazila Health Complex.
In Sherpur, at least 17 people were diagnosed with dengue. Seven of them got admitted to the Sherpur District Hospital on Tuesday.
In Cumilla, 17 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning, raising the number of those diagnosed to 33.
Besides, 16 people have left the hospitals after taking treatment, said civil surgeon Mujibur Rahman.
In Pirojpur, five dengue cases were reported on Tuesday. Two of them were admitted to the Sadar Hospital while another was shifted to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital. Another patient was admitted to Nazirpur Upazila Health Complex while a 65-year-old man was shifted to Dhaka for better treatment.
In Rajbari (Goalanda), two men, diagnosed with dengue, were admitted to Goalanda Upazila Health Complex.
In Jhenaidah, five dengue patients were admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the last 24 hours. So far, 21 people have been diagnosed with dengue.
In Manikganj, 44 people suffering from dengue were admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the last nine days until Tuesday. Five of them were shifted to the DMCH for better treatment.
In Narayanganj, at least three people died of dengue so far. The district has so far reported 70 dengue cases. Fifty-one of them left hospital after receiving treatment, according to the government.
In Sylhet, 20 dengue patients are being treated at Osmani Medical College Hospital.
Many of the victims in different districts have taken the disease from Dhaka. But outside the capital, analysts are not blocking the possibility of locally infected AIDS mosquitoes. Moreover, the disease is spread across the country due to the spread of the disease from the specialists.
Of those newly admitted to the hospital with dengue, the maximum number of those admitted in Dhaka Medical College Hospital is 221. There are currently 679 dengue patients being treated here.
After that, 105 new patients were admitted to Mitford Hospital and 299 were undergoing treatment, 84 were admitted to Dhaka Children's Hospital and 121 were undergoing treatment, 61 were admitted to Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital and 264 were under treatment, 42 were admitted to Holy Family Red Crescent Hospital and 299 were undergoing treatment, 17 new patients were admitted to Bardem. Of those under treatment 52, 26 are admitted to BSMMU and 96 are under treatment, 33 are admitted to police hospital and 132 are under treatment, 63 are admitted to Mugada Medical College Hospital and 253 are under treatment, two are admitted to BGB Hospital and 30 are under treatment, at Kurmitola General Hospital. There are 90 new admissions and 247 are undergoing treatment.
Mahbuba Akhter, medical officer of DGHS control room, confirmed the matter to media on Wednesday morning. Around 15,335 dengue patients have been identified in 61 districts in the last 24 hours.   
No dengue cases have been recorded in Mymensingh, Netrokona, and Rajshahi districts, the medical officer added.
Around 4,408 dengue patients have been hospitalized across Bangladesh, with the highest 3,561 in Dhaka alone from January till July 30, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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