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Dengue death toll rises to 15 with one more fatality


Published : 07 Aug 2022 09:18 PM | Updated : 08 Aug 2022 02:48 PM

One more person died from dengue, and 87 people were hospitalised with the viral infection in the 24 hours to Sunday morning as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh.

So far, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has reported 15 deaths from mosquito-borne viral disease – a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries. The latest death was reported from Cox's Bazar. Of all the deceased, 10 were from Cox's Bazar and five from Dhaka. Up to today, 73 new patients were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka and 14 in other parts of the country.

Three hundred and eighty-seven dengue patients, including 315 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease. This year, it has recorded 3,184 dengue cases and 2,782 recoveries so far.

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