A dengue infected child lies on a bed after getting hospitalised for treatment at Mugda Medical College and Hospital, as the yearly death toll from the disease has surpassed the previous record in the country, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 5 September, 2023

Some 12 people died of dengue in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Friday, taking the death toll to 790 this year. With the new deaths, the number of people who died in the mosquito-borne disease in September is 197.

Besides, 2,129 more people – 843 in Dhaka and 1,286 in districts – have been hospitalised with dengue fever during the period, according to the health directorate (DGHS).

Of the latest deaths, four were reported from Dhaka and the remaining eight from outside the capital.