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Dengue claims 11 lives, infects 2,663 in 24hrs

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Published: 18:59, 14 September 2023  
Dengue claims 11 lives, infects 2,663 in 24hrs

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Dengue claimed 11 more lives and infected 2,663 persons across the country in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, according to the health department.

With the latest deaths, this year’s total deaths from the mosquito-borne disease mounted to 778 and the caseloads to 15,9,835 as of Thursday, according to a handout of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the fresh casualties, six dengue patients died while undergoing treatment at different hospitals in the capital Dhaka and the rest five outside it.

During the 24 hours period, 900 were admitted to different hospitals in the capital Dhaka and 1,763 patients outside the capital, said the DGHS.

A total of 9,913 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,066 are in Dhaka while 5,847 are outside of the capital, it added.

The authorities have recorded the highest number of dengue positive cases outside Dhaka in August this year meaning the mosquito disease gripped the entire country.

August witnessed 71,976 dengue positive cases, the highest number of cases in a single month since the dengue outbreak began in 2000 in the country.

July alone recorded 43,854 dengue positive cases with 204 deaths. As of September 11, the health authority recorded 27,464 dengue positive cases while 148 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease during the same period.