14 more die of dengue, 2993 hospitalised in 24 hrs

A boy sits on the hospital bed as he has been hospitalised with dengue in the capital’s Mugda Medical College and Hospital on 11 July 2023.Tanvir Ahammed

As many as 15 people succumbed to dengue in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday. With the latest deaths, the toll in the mosquito-borne disease rose 730 this year.

Besides, a total of 2,993 dengue patients – 994 in Dhaka and 1,999 in districts – have been admitted to different hospitals during the period, says the health directorate (DGHS) in its regular bulletin.

Of the deaths, eight have been reported from the capital, while the remaining six are from districts, it added.