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Published: 20:13, 6 September 2023

Dengue death toll climbs to 671

Fourteen more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours to Wednesday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 671 this year.

During the period, 2,115 more patients were hospitalized with the viral fever, the DGHS said.

Of the new patients, 833 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital, indicating a worsening situation across the country. A total of 9,127 dengue patients, including 3,946 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far the DGHS has recorded 138,022 dengue cases and 128,224 recoveries this year. August was the deadliest month of the outbreak this year with 71,976 cases and 342 fatalities.

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