9 more dengue patients die; 1,960 hospitalized in 24hrs

RMG Times
শনিবার, আগস্ট ২৬, ২০২৩
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Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 537 this year.

During the period, 1,960 more patients were hospitalized with the viral fever, the Directorate General of Health Services (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 the DGHS.

A total of 8,232 dengue patients, including 3,846 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 1,12,184 dengue cases and 1,03,411 recoveries this year.

Meanwhile, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) urged swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh.

“The higher incidence of dengue is taking place in the context of an unusual episodic amount of rainfall, combined with high temperatures and high humidity, which have resulted in an increased mosquito population throughout Bangladesh,” the WHO said.

Courtesy: The Business Standard