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1 more dengue patient dies; 23 hospitalised in 24hrs

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Published: 19:39, 18 April 2024

1 more dengue patient dies; 23 hospitalised in 24hrs

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One more death was reported from dengue in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 24 this year.

During the period, 23 more patients were hospitalised with viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, six were hospitalised in Dhaka city, while the rest were outside the capital.

A total of 96 patients are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country. A total of 1,939 dengue cases have been reported since January 1, 2024.

Last year, a total of 1,705 people lost their lives due to dengue, making it the deadliest year on record. The DGHS recorded 321,179 dengue cases and 3, 18,749 recoveries last year.

Last year's September was the deadliest month for the dengue outbreak, with 396 fatalities and 79,598 cases, according to DGHS data.

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