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15 more dengue patients die, 2,950 hospitalised in 24hrs

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Published: 19:57, 27 September 2023  
15 more dengue patients die, 2,950 hospitalised in 24hrs

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A total of 15 more dengue patients died and 2,950 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am on Wednesday, according to the health department.

the fresh 15 deaths, this year’s total casualties from the disease rose to 958 and total cases climbed to 1,96,831 as of Wednesday, according to a handout of the Directorate General Health Service (DGHS).

During the 24 hours period, seven patients died while undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka and eight outside it, according to the handout.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,957 patients were hospitalised across the country and of them 726 in the capital Dhaka and 2,224 outside it during the same period.

A total of 9,967 dengue patients are now undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 3,538 are in Dhaka while 6,429 are outside of the capital.

On September 20, Bangladesh witnessed 21 dengue deaths, the highest in a single day this year and it also saw the same highest figure on September 2.

The death toll from dengue infection crossed the 800-mark as the authorities recorded 893 dengue deaths between January 1 this year and September 21.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 1, 90,758 said the statement, adding that some 1, 79,683 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients.

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

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

July alone recorded 43,854 dengue cases with 204 deaths, the DGHS statement read.