Twenty one more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 867 this year. During the period, 3,015 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.
Of the new patients, 867 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country, DGHS said.
A total of 10,263 dengue patients, including 3,819 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.
So far, the DGHS has recorded 176,810 dengue cases and 165,680 recoveries this year.
In the first two weeks of September, the Aedes mosquito-borne Dengue has claimed the lives of 174 people across the country. 33,336 cases were reported during the same period.