Dengue death toll crosses 1700-mark


Two more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising the fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 1,701 this year.

During the period, 110 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, according to the DGHS.

A total of 867 dengue patients, including 281 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.

So far, the DGHS has recorded 3,20,945 dengue cases and 3,18,377 recoveries this year.

September has so far been the deadliest month for the dengue outbreak this year with 396 fatalities and 79,598 cases, according to DGHS data.


Another 110 new hospitalisations from dengue were recorded, taking the tally to 320,945 in a 24-hour count on Thursday.

Of the patients newly hospitalised with the disease, 28 cases were in Dhaka, while 82 were outside the capital.

Currently, 867 patients are hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 281 are in Dhaka and 586 are outside the capital.

The dengue outbreak has been significantly worse this year than in previous years.

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.