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One more dies from dengue fever

One more person died from dengue fever in the country during the last 24 hours till Saturday morning.

As a result, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease rose to 15 this year.

According to the latest data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), some 10 patients were hospitalised during the period, raising the number affected people to 1,093 this year.

Among the new cases, six were reported in the capital and four were outside it.

A total of 102 patients were undergoing treatment at the different hospitals throughout the country, the DGHS data said.

The country witnessed the record highest 1,705 dengue deaths in the last year (2023) while 2022 reported 281 fatalities.

Additionally, a total of 3,21,179 patients were admitted at different hospitals across the country with the viral fever and 3,18,749 were released from there last year.