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118 more dengue cases, zero death in 24 hrs

Published : 09 Dec 2022 09:43 PM | Updated : 10 Dec 2022 02:31 PM

One hundred and eighteen more people were hospitalised with dengue in the 24 hours to Friday morning.

However, the official death toll from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 263 – the highest on record after the 179 deaths recorded in 2019 – as no fatalities were reported during this period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 1,217 dengue patients, including 692 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

The DGHS has recorded 59, 813 dengue cases and 58,333 recoveries so far this year.

Bangladesh is being hit hard by a recurrence of an outbreak of dengue, the disease that is endemic to the country.

Doctors and health experts say that measures taken by the city corporations and other authorities are not proving to be effective. The publicity and drives carried out by the authorities to destroy larvae of Aedes mosquito are proving to be inadequate.

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