Dengue toll at 975 as 8 more die

September deadliest month with 382 deaths

UNB . Dhaka
29 Sep 2023 19:40:20 | Update: 29 Sep 2023 21:03:27

Eight more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 975 this year.

During the period, 1,793 more patients were hospitalized with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the new patients, 584 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital–indicating a worsening situation across the country, DGHS said.

A total of 9,526 dengue patients, including 3,283 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 200,981 dengue cases and 190,480 recoveries this year.

September has so far been the deadliest month for the dengue outbreak this year with 382 fatalities and 77,173 cases, according to DGHS data.

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