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Dengue claims six more lives in 24 hours

Published : Friday, 1 December, 2023 at 9:35 PM  Count : 683

Dengue claims six more lives in 24 hours

Dengue claims six more lives in 24 hours


Six more people died from dengue fever across the country during the last 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease to 1,628 this year.

Among the new deaths, four were reported in the capital and two others were outside Dhaka.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), some 468 patients were hospitalised with viral fever during this period.

Among the new patients, 138 were admitted to the hospital in the capital and 330 are outside it.

A total of 3,358 patients are currently receiving treatment from different hospitals across the country.

As many as 3,12,359 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country this year and 3,07,373 out of the hospitalised patients, however, recovered during the period.

The country recorded 281 dengue deaths in 2022, the highest on record after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Additionally, the DGHS recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.

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