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Dhaka Tribune

Dengue: One dies, 12 hospitalized in 24 hours

  • Four of the patients are from Dhaka
  • 135 patients hospitalized across Bangladesh
Update : 17 May 2024, 08:20 PM

One more death was reported from dengue in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 33 this year.

During the period, 12 more patients were hospitalized with viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, four patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city, while the rest were outside the capital.

The victim is from an area under the Dhaka South City Corporation.

Currently, 135 patients are receiving treatment at several hospitals across the country.

A total of 2,581 dengue cases have been reported since January 1, 2024.

Last year, a total of 1,705 people lost their lives due to dengue, making it the deadliest year on record. The DGHS recorded 321,179 dengue cases and 3, 18,749 recoveries last year.

Last year’s September was the deadliest month for the dengue outbreak, with 396 fatalities and 79,598 cases, according to DGHS data.

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