PRO/SOAS> Dengue – Bangladesh (26): update


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Date: Mon 2 Oct 2023 10:00 BST
Source: Prothom Alo English [edited]

Eleven more people — 7 in Dhaka and 4 in other districts — have
succumbed to dengue fever in the 24 hours until 8:00 am on Monday [2
Oct 2023], taking the death toll this year [2023] to 1017.

Besides, 2596 people have been admitted to hospitals with the
mosquito-borne viral fever during the period, according to the
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

In a regular bulletin on Monday [2 Oct 2023] evening, the health
directorate said a total of 28 884 [the correct figure should be 209
284] dengue cases have been reported so far this year — 84 858 in
Dhaka and 124 426 outside the capital.

The dengue death toll has already reached a historic high as it
surpassed the previous record of 281 deaths in 2022.

Earlier, 179 people died of dengue in 2019, 7 in 2020, and 105 people
died of dengue in 2021.

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