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Dengue death toll rises to 12 as 2 more die; 65 new patients hospitalised

Dengue death toll rises to 12 as 2 more die; 65 new patients hospitalised

Two more people died of dengue and 65 others were hospitalised in 24 hours till Tuesday morning.

With these, the authorities recorded 12 deaths from the viral infection this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest deaths were reported from Cox’s Bazar district.

Among the deaths this year, eight were reported from Cox’s Bazar while four from Dhaka.

Of the new patients, 51 patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while the 14 in other places, it said.

As many as 322 dengue patients including 246 in the capital are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 2,812 dengue cases and 2,478 recoveries so far.