Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Dengue death toll rises to 22 as another dies; 176 more hospitalised

One more Dengue patient died in  24 hours till Thursday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 22.

During this period, 176 people were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest death was reported from Cox's Bazar where the dengue death toll stood at 12. Ten other fatalities were reported from Dhaka division.

Of the new patients, 143 were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka and 33 outside it, as per DGHS.

As many as 781 dengue patients, including 657 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country, it added.

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

This year, the directorate has recorded 6,357 dengue cases and 5,554 recoveries so far.