Deaths from dengue now 1064 with 9 more reported Friday
Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,064 this year.
During the period, 1,800 more patients were hospitalized with viral fever, according to the DGHS.
Of the new patients, 504 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital–indicating a worsening situation across the country, DGHS said.
A total of 8,921 dengue patients, including 2,752 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.
So far, the DGHS has recorded 218,664 dengue cases and 208,679 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.