Bangladesh records 537 hospitalisations from dengue in a day, death toll rises by two

The death toll this year stands at 1,643 as the caseload reaches 316,160

Published : 7 Dec 2023, 12:48 PM
Updated : 7 Dec 2023, 12:48 PM

Bangladesh has registered 537 new hospitalisations due to dengue in a day, taking the tally this year to 316,160.

The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease rose by two to 1,643 in a 24-hour count on Thursday.

Of the patients newly hospitalised with the disease, 120 cases were in Dhaka, while 458 were outside the capital.

Currently, 2,571 patients are hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 675 are in Dhaka and 1,896 are outside the capital.

The dengue outbreak has been significantly worse this year than in previous years.

Experts have blamed a prolonged monsoon and rising temperature, along with a lack of effective measures to kill the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the known carrier of the virus, for the outbreak.