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Bangladesh records highest single-day dengue deaths in 2023

With the death of seven more dengue patients in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, the official death toll from the disease this year rose to 83.

This is the highest death toll from dengue in a day this year.

During this period, a total of 1054 more patients, the highest single-day tally reported this year, were hospitalized with the viral fever, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of the new patients, 628 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside it, DGHS said.

According to DGHS data, Bangladesh has recorded 70 out of 83 dengue casualties in the months of June and July.

Currently, 3,303 people diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease are taking treatment at different government and private hospitals in and outside the capital of Dhaka.

Of them, 2,306 are being treated in the capital while 997 are in other divisions

The DGHS, so far, has recorded 14,897 dengue cases, 11,511 recoveries this year.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019. Also, it recorded 62,423 dengue cases and 61,971 recoveries last year.