By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Bangladesh recorded an additional 143 new dengue cases on Tuesday as the surge in the mosquito borne disease continues in the country. This follows 123 cases reported on Monday and 105 on Sunday.
A total of 1,954 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and only 51 of them are from outside Dhaka, according to the DGHS.
Of the total, 1,573 were diagnosed with dengue during the month of July.
The DGHS said that 509 dengue patients were currently undergoing treatment in different government and private hospitals.
The dengue surge in Dhaka comes as the country’s health sector is grappling with the worsening COVID-19 outbreak.
As part of a anti-dengue drive in the city, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities on Tuesday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 23 buildings of Dhaka, including one of Bombay Sweets company.
After visiting 394 houses and under-construction buildings, 11 mobile court teams of the DSCC imposed fines over Tk3 lakh in 23 cases after finding a favorable environment for Aedes mosquito breeding in them.