Daily count: Bangladesh records 32 dengue cases, 1 death

The number of cases since Jan 1 rises to 853, and the death toll stands at 14

News Deskbdnews24.com
Published : 21 Jan 2024, 01:46 PM
Updated : 21 Jan 2024, 01:46 PM

Hospitals in Bangladesh have registered 32 new cases of dengue fever in a day, taking the tally of infections since Jan 1 to 853 after the worst outbreak last year.

The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease increased by one to 14 in the daily count published by the Directorate General of Health Services on Sunday.

The new cases included eight in Dhaka and 24 outside the capital. The death occurred in the capital.

Dhaka also accounted for 49 of the 148 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals in the morning. The other districts were treating 99 dengue patients.

In 2023, Bangladesh recorded 321,179 hospitalisations and 1,705 deaths from the viral disease and the outbreak has continued this year.

Rising temperatures, along with a lack of effective measures to kill the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the known carrier of the virus, are seen as the reasons behind the deadliest outbreak last year.

Experts say dengue may affect Bangladesh throughout the year from now on, not just in monsoon, if the authorities do not move to prevent the disease.