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Dengue numbers keep rising: 1 more death, 40 cases reported

GreenWatch Desk Disease 2022-08-05, 5:59pm

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One more person died from dengue, and 40 people were hospitalised with the viral infection in the 24 hours to Friday morning as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh after a few months of low figures.

So far, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has reported 14 deaths from mosquito-borne viral disease – a leading cause of serious illness and death in some Asian and Latin American countries.

Up to today, 40 new patients were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka.

Three hundred and sixty-three dengue patients, including 287 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease. This year, it has recorded 3,020 dengue cases and 2,643 recoveries so far, reports UNB.