Dengue: 17 more deaths reported Monday

Dengue patients receive treatment at Cumilla Medical College Hospital on 11 July
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Seventeen more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Monday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,272 this year, reports UNB.

During the period, 2,014 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.

A total of 7,589 dengue patients, including over 2,000 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 2, 57,060 dengue cases and 2, 48,199 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.