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Dengue death toll surpasses 900

Published: 00:38, 25 September 2023

Dengue death toll surpasses 900

The death toll from dengue this year has crossed the 900-mark as another 16 new deaths were reported in the 24 hours till Sunday morning.

Sixteen more dengue patients died in 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 909 this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

During the period, 3,008 more patients were hospitalized with the viral fever, DGHS said.


Of the new patients, 812 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country.

A total of 10,470 dengue patients, including 3,794 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 187,725 dengue cases and 176,346 recoveries this year.

This month, Dengue has so far claimed the lives of 316 people across the country. A total of 63,917 cases were also reported during the same period, DGHS added.