07 Dec 2023, 19:15

2 dengue patients die, 537 hospitalised in 24 hrs

DHAKA, Dec 7, 2023 (BSS) - Two dengue patients died and 537 were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am today.

On November 15, Bangladesh witnessed 24 dengue deaths, the highest in a single day this year.

"The death toll from dengue infection crossed the 1600-mark as the authorities recorded 1,643 dengue deaths from January 1 to December 7 this year," a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"During the period, 108 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 429 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital city," the DGHS daily statement added.

"This year, 1,643 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year," the statement said.

With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 3,16,160, the statement said, adding: "This year, some 3,11,946 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients."