Bangladesh reports 1,748 dengue cases, 10 deaths in a day

The caseload this year stands at 291,832, as the death toll rises to 1,476

Published : 12 Nov 2023, 01:50 PM
Updated : 12 Nov 2023, 01:50 PM

The number of deadly dengue cases in Bangladesh this year has increased by 1,748 in the latest daily count to 291,832 amid the worst outbreak of the disease.

The mosquito-borne viral fever caused 10 deaths in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, taking the toll this year to 1,476, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

In Dhaka, hospitals admitted 351 patients in this period while the other districts recorded 1,397 new cases. The death toll outside the capital was eight.

Of the 6,183 dengue patients undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country in the morning, 1,588 were in Dhaka and 4,595 outside the capital.

After a record 79,598 dengue cases and 396 deaths in September amid the worst outbreak of the disease, 67,769 cases and 359 deaths were reported in October. The number of cases in August was 71,976, with 342 deaths.

The death toll in the first 12 days of November is 128. As many as 20,657 new dengue cases have been recorded in this period.

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.