Bangladesh registers 2,056 dengue cases, 9 deaths in a day

The tally of infections this year rises to 255,046, with the death toll at 1,255

Published : 22 Oct 2023, 01:04 PM
Updated : 22 Oct 2023, 01:04 PM

The number of dengue patients hospitalised in Bangladesh this year has increased to 255,046 with 2,056 new cases in the latest daily count.

The death toll stood at 1,255 after nine fatalities from the mosquito-borne viral fever were reported in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

Dhaka saw 500 new cases and two deaths in this period amid the worst outbreak of the deadly disease.

The hospitals across Bangladesh were treating 7,677 patients for dengue fever in the morning, and 2,189 of them were in the capital.

After a record 79,598 dengue cases and 396 deaths from the disease in September, as many as 51,640 cases and 266 deaths have been recorded so far in October.

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.