09 Dec 2023, 18:35

Two dengue patients die, 362 hospitalised in 24 hrs

DHAKA, Dec 9, 2023 (BSS) - Two dengue patients died and 362 were admitted to

different hospitals across the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am

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 1,652 dengue deaths from January 1 to December 9 this
year," a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

"During the period, 94 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while
362 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital city," the DGHS
daily statement added.

"This year, 1,652 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 3,16,773 the
statement said, adding: "This year, some 3,12,709 patients were released from
different hospitals out of the total patients."