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Dengue toll crosses 1,600-mark

UNB . Dhaka
27 Nov 2023 20:50:44 | Update: 27 Nov 2023 21:10:16
Dengue toll crosses 1,600-mark
File photo shows a woman tending to a dengue-stricken patient at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka — Shamsul Haque Ripon

Eight more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till 8am Monday, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,606 this year.

During the period, 920 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.

A total of 3,493 dengue patients, including 1,011 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 3,09,087 dengue cases and 3,03,988 recoveries this year.

September has so far been the deadliest month for the dengue outbreak this year with 396 fatalities and 79,598 cases, according to DGHS data.