Dengue claims two more lives

Published : 13 Dec 2023 12:21 AM

Two more people have died from dengue fever in 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,667 this year.

On November 15, Bangladesh witnessed 24 dengue deaths, the highest in a single day this year.

"The death toll from dengue infection crossed the 1600-mark as the authorities recorded 1,667 dengue deaths from January 1 to December 11 this year," a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"During the period, 80 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 311 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital city," the DGHS daily statement added.

"This year, 1,667 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year," the statement said.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 3,17,956 the statement said, adding: "This year, some 3,14,308 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients."