By NewsDesk @bactiman63

The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported an additional 258 more dengue patients were hospitalized (212 from Dhaka), bringing the total since the beginning of the year to 8,575.


Of that total, 5,917 were recorded in August alone. More than 8,000 of the country total are reported from Dhaka.

Bangladesh has been seeing over 200 dengue cases every day since August 1.

An additional dengue-related fatality was reported, bringing the total deaths to 38.

In addition, the DGHS on Monday announced six hospitals in Dhaka as dengue dedicated ones as caseloads rise alarmingly amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The six dedicated hospitals are: Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital,  Shaheed Ahsan Ullah Master General Hospital at Tongi in Gazipur; Railway General Hospital at Kamalapur, 20-bed Aminbazar Govt Hospital in Dhaka, Lalkuthi Hospital at Mirpur in Dhaka, and 31-bed Kamrangirchar Hospital.

“We all witnessed how hard the dengue situation hit us in 2019. We are on the brink of a similar situation this year,” said DGHS spokesperson Md Nazmul Islam.