Bangladesh records 22 hospitalisations from dengue, no deaths in a day

The mosquito-borne disease infected 321,179 people and killed 1,705 in 2023

Published : 6 Feb 2024, 02:51 PM
Updated : 6 Feb 2024, 02:51 PM

Bangladesh has registered 22 new hospitalisations with dengue infections, but no new deaths from the disease in a 24-hour tally to Tuesday morning.

Of the patients newly hospitalised, five cases were in Dhaka, while 17 were outside the capital.

Currently, 96 patients are hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 41 are in Dhaka and 55 are outside the capital.

The dengue outbreak in 2023 was the worst on record in Bangladesh, with 321,179 patients contracting the disease and 1,705 dying from it.

Experts 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.