Bangladesh reports 1,734 dengue cases, 17 deaths in a day

The caseload so far this year stands at 287,239, and the death toll rises to 1,449 

Published : 9 Nov 2023, 01:00 PM
Updated : 9 Nov 2023, 01:00 PM

The number of dengue cases so far this year in Bangladesh has increased by 1,734 to 287,239 in the latest daily count.

The mosquito-borne disease caused 17 deaths in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, taking the toll this year to 1,449, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

In Dhaka, hospitals admitted 271 patients in this period while the other districts recorded 1,463 new cases. The death toll outside the capital was 13.

Of the 6,360 dengue patients undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country in the morning, 1,649 were in Dhaka and 4,711 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 nine days of November is 101. As many as 16,064 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.