Dengue death toll rises to 50: DGHS


Dhaka, Sept 23: Two more dengue patients died in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 50.

During this period, 125 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases have continued to increase, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest deaths were reported from Dhaka division raising the death in the division to 23.

Of the new patients, 92 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 33 outside it.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.

This year, the directorate has recorded 13,000 dengue cases and 11,436 recoveries so far.