Sunday, 1 October, 2023

Dengue Outbreak: Death toll rises to 671 as 14 patients die in 24hrs

Fourteen more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 671 this year.

During the period, 2,115 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, DGHS said.

Of the new patients, 833 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country, according to DGHS.

A total of 9,127 dengue patients, including, 3,946 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 138,022 dengue cases and 128,224 recoveries this year.

The month of August has been the deadliest month of the outbreak this year with 71,976 cases and 342 fatalities.

As of September 5, the country has seen 64 fatalities with 12,108 dengue across the country.