A total of 12 dengue patients died and 2,823 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am on Monday.
On September 2, Bangladesh recorded 21 dengue-related deaths, the highest number in a single day this year.
“The death toll from dengue infection crossed 600-mark as the authorities recorded 646 dengue deaths between January 1, 2023 and September 2, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
“During the period, 1005 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,818 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka,” the DGHS daily statement added.
“This year, 646 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from den-gue disease while 281 died last year,” the daily statement of the DGHS said.
With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 1,33,134 the statement said, adding, “Some 1,23,419 patients were released from different hospitals this year out of the total patients.”
“A total of 9,069 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,052 are in Dhaka while 5017 are outside of the capital city,” it added.
According to the DGHS statement, among the total dengue positive cases, 50,593 are female and 82,541 are male. Of the total deaths, 376 are female and 270 male.
The authorities have recorded the highest number of dengue positive cases outside Dhaka in August this year meaning the mosquito disease gripped the entire country.
August witnessed 71,976 dengue positive cases, the highest cases in a single month since dengue out-break began in 2000 in the country while 342 dengue-related deaths were reported in the current month, the DGHS statement said.