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No respite from dengue menace

Published : 03 Oct 2022 09:52 PM

There is no respite in sight from the dengue menace with three more fatalities in the mosquito-borne disease reported in a day.

According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), three dengue patients died in 24 hours until Monday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 61.

Several residents in the capital expressed fear that the dengue onslaught might continue and claim more lives as the authorities have failed to tame the menace.

During this period, 525 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases have continued to increase.

The latest deaths were reported from Dhaka and Chattogram divisions. The dengue death toll in Barishal division remained unchanged at 5.

Of the new patients, 352 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 173 outside it.

A total of 2,144 dengue patients, including 1,598 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, the directorate has recorded 17,820 dengue cases and 15,615 recoveries so far.