15 die of dengue in 24 hrs, 2,944 hospitalised

A nurse provides treatment to a dengue-infected patient at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 26 July 2023.

Some 15 people have succumbed to dengue in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday. With the latest ones, the death toll rose to 767 this year.

Besides, a total of 2,944 people – 823 in Dhaka and remaining 2,121 outside the capital – have been admitted to different hospitals during the 24-hour period, according to the health directorate.

The current month – September – registered as many as 174 deaths in only 13 days.

August witnessed 71,976 dengue positive cases, the highest cases in a single month since the dengue outbreak began in 2000 in the country, and 342 dengue-related deaths.