Dengue cases in Bangladesh have crossed the 300,000 mark this year, with the country logging 1,549 deaths by the viral disease, according to bdnews24.com news portal. The news portal, citing data from the Directorate General of Health Services, said Bangladesh’s overall tally of dengue infections stood at 301,255 this year. On Sunday alone, 1,291 new cases of the viral fever were reported, added the portal. After August saw 71,976 cases and 342 deaths, a record 79,598 dengue cases and 396 deaths were recorded in September amid the worst outbreak of the disease, while 67,769 cases and 359 deaths were reported in October. The death toll in the first 19 days of November was 201, while 30,080 new dengue cases were recorded during this period.
Source: bd News24 November 20, 2023 17:57 UTC