Dengue: Another 9 patients die, 459 hospitalised in 24hrs

People suffering from dengue fever take treatment at Ishwardi Upazila Health Complex, PabnaFile photo

Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Sunday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,661 this year.

During the period, 459 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.

A total of 2,291 dengue patients, including 580 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 317,232 dengue cases and 313,280 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.