31 Dec 2023, 19:16

Two dengue patients die, 106 hospitalised in 24 hrs


DHAKA, Dec 31, 2023 (BSS) - Two dengue patients died and 106 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 1700-mark as the
authorities recorded 1,705 dengue deaths from January 1 to December 31 this year," a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

"During the period, 35 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 71 were admitted to different hospitals outside the capital city," the DGHS daily statement added.

"This year, 1,705 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 3,21,179 the
statement said, adding: "This year, some 3,18,749 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients."