Bangladesh rise dengue cases: 6 deaths


The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said that the number of dengue fever cases in Bangladesh continued to rise and six new deaths were reported.

In the last 24 hours till 8 am Sunday local time, 836 new infections were registered in Bangladesh.

Both the figures are the highest recorded in a single day this year, Xinhua news agency reported.

With the newly reported infections, the total number of dengue cases in Bangladesh has risen to 12,954 so far this year, the DGHS said.

According to data released by the DGHS under the health ministry, 516 people were diagnosed with dengue in the capital Dhaka alone on Sunday.

The death toll reached 73 this year. The DGHS said that while 26 deaths have been reported in July so far, 34 deaths were reported in June, two in May, two in April, three in February and six in January.

After 5,956 people were infected with the viral disease in June, 4,976 more dengue cases were reported so far in July.

A total of 10,131 dengue patients returned home from various hospitals across the country from January 1 to July 9 this year.

The latest infection numbers indicate a rapidly rising trend of the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh’s capital.

The June–September monsoon period is dengue fever season in Bangladesh, which is considered a high-risk country for the mosquito-borne disease.

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