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Over 500 dengue deaths recorded in Bangladesh

2023 Aug 24, 14:03, Dhaka

Over 500 dengue deaths have been recorded in Bangladesh by Wednesday as the South Asian country grapples with a record outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease this year.

At least 13 more people died from dengue in the 24 hours preceding 8:00 a.m. local time Wednesday in Bangladesh, according to data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Also, 2,070 dengue patients were hospitalized in the 24-hour period Wednesday, the DGHS said.

Dengue has so far claimed at least 506 lives this year and 106,429 were infected, making this the deadliest year since the first recorded epidemic in Bangladesh in 2000.

During the first 23 days in August, according to the figure reported by the DGHS under the Ministry of Health, 54,597 more dengue cases were recorded in the country after 43,854 people were infected with the mosquito-borne disease last month.

According to DGHS data, a total of 98,098 patients have so far been released from hospitals across the country this year.


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