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Dengue toll at 1,543 with 4 more deaths

UNB . Dhaka
18 Nov 2023 17:46:10 | Update: 18 Nov 2023 17:46:10
Dengue toll at 1,543 with 4 more deaths
File photo shows a woman tending to a dengue-stricken patient at the Mugda Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka — Shamsul Haque Ripon

Four more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,543 this year.

During the period, 914 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 5,186 dengue patients, including 1,307 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 2, 99,964 dengue cases and 2, 93,235 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.