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Dengue cases surge

67 cases reported in a day

Published : 28 May 2023 10:35 PM

Sixty-seven more people were hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours till Sunday morning as the cases keep rising in the country.

Of the new patients, 58 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Two-hundred-nine dengue patients, including 180 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 1, 771 dengue cases, 1, 549 recoveries, and 13 deaths this year.

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