A total of 14 dengue patients died and 2,993 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am yesterday.
On September 2, Bangladesh recorded 21 dengue-related deaths, the highest number in a single day, this year while the country reported 20 dengue-linked deaths, second highest deaths during the current year, on September 7.
“The death toll from dengue infection crossed 700-mark as the authorities recorded 730 dengue deaths between January 1, 2023 and September 10, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
“During the period, 994 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,999 were admitted to different hospitals outside it,” the DGHS daily statement added.
“This year, 730 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from den-gue disease while 281 died last year,” the statement said.
With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 1,48,328, the statement said, adding: “This year, some 1,37,727 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients.”
“A total of 9,871 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,297 are in Dhaka while 5,574 are outside of the capital city,” it added.
According to the DGHS statement, among the total dengue positive cases, 56,781 are female and 91,547 are male. Of the total deaths, 424 are female and 306 male.