Dengue infection: deaths now number 804, with 14 more reported Saturday

UNB || Shining BD

Published: 9/17/2023 6:17:43 AM

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of dengue fatalities in the country has now crossed 800.

With fourteen more deaths from dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh rose to 804 this year.

During the period, 2,598 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.

Of the new patients, 881 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country, DGHS said.

A total of 10,330 dengue patients, including 4,208 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 164,562 dengue cases, 153,428 recoveries this year.

This month, the Aedes mosquito-borne Dengue has claimed the lives of 211 people across the country. A total of 40,7754 cases were also reported during the same period, DGHS added.

Shining BD