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Dengue death toll rises to 48

Published : 22 Sep 2022 09:34 PM

Two more dengue patient died in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 48.

During this period, 437 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases have continued to increase, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest deaths were reported from Chattogram division raising the death in the division to 23.

The dengue death toll in Dhaka division remained unchanged at 21 and in Barishal division at four.

Of the new patients, 306 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 137 outside it. A total of 1,529 dengue patients, including 1,183 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 12,875 dengue cases and 11,298 recoveries so far.