1,025 new patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Friday morning, marking a slight improvement in the situation.
Data released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) showed a decline in new dengue cases. On Thursday, 1,189 new cases were recorded. The number was 1,157 on Wednesday, 1,299 on Tuesday, 1,251 on Monday, 1,299 on Sunday and 1,179 on Saturday.
Bangladesh, like many other Southeast Asian countries, has been hit hard by dengue this year. The government said 69,435 patients had been hospitalised since January 1. Of them, 64,558 were discharged after recovery.
At present, 4,697 people are being treated for dengue – 2,610 of them in Dhaka alone.
WHO says severe dengue is a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries. Although there is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 percent.