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Dengue numbers keep rising

92 new dengue cases reported

Published : 13 Aug 2022 11:43 PM

Ninety-two more people were hospitalised with dengue – a viral infection – in the 24 hours to Saturday morning as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh.

Eighty-nine new patients were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka and three outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Three hundred and fifty-five dengue patients, including 284 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

This year's death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease rose to 16 Thursday with one more death reported from Dhaka.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease. In July, it recorded 1,571 dengue cases and nine deaths.

This year, the DGHS has recorded 3,643 dengue cases and 3,272 recoveries so far.