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Dengue toll at 1,197 as 5 more die

UNB . Dhaka
20 Nov 2023 18:13:34 | Update: 20 Nov 2023 18:13:34
Dengue toll at 1,197 as 5 more die
File photo shows a woman tending to a dengue-stricken patient at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka — Shamsul Haque Ripon

Five more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,554 this year.

During the period, 1,197 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 4,653 dengue patients, including 904 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 3,02,452 dengue cases and 2,96,245 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.