A total of 18 dengue patients died and 3,122 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am on Sunday.
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, the second highest deaths during the current year, on September 7.
“The death toll from dengue infection crossed the 800-mark as the authorities recorded 822 dengue deaths between January 1, 2023 and September 17, a press release from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
“During the period, 849 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 2,273 were admitted to different hospitals outside it,” the DGHS daily statement added.
“This year, 822 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 1,67,684 the statement said, adding: “This year, some 1,56,425 patients were released from different hospitals out of the total patients.”
“A total of 10,437 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,066 are in Dhaka while 6,371 are outside of the capital city,” it added.
According to the DGHS statement, among the total dengue positive cases, 65,036 are female and 1,02648 are male. Of the total deaths, 478 are female and 344 male.