12 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dengue patients, admitted at capital's Mugda General Hospital. Photo take on 19 September 2022Dipu Malakar

Bangladesh reported its highest daily caseload of 16,230 on 28 July in 2021 and daily fatalities of 264 on 5 August of the same year.

Twelve more people were hospitalised with dengue in the 24 hours till Tuesday morning, reports UNB.

Of the new patients, five were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and seven outside it, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

A total of 93 dengue patients, including 43 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 424 dengue cases, 328 recoveries, and three deaths this year.

The country recorded 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019.

Also, the DGHS recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries in the last year.