April 18, 2024, 2:46 pm

Staff Correspondent

2023-12-29 07:32:17 BdST

Dengue death toll crosses 1,700 mark

Two more deaths were reported from dengue in the past 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,701 this year.

During the period, 110 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 867 dengue patients, including 281 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 3,20,945 dengue cases, and 3,18,377 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.

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