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Dengue death toll rises to 26 as three more die

Three more Dengue patients died in 24 hours till Monday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 26.

During this period, 208 more people were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

The latest deaths were reported from Dhaka, Cox's Bazar and Barishal divisions. With the new numbers, the dengue death toll from Cox’s Bazar stood at 14 while it raised to 11 in Dhaka.

Of the new patients, 157 were admitted to the hospitals of Dhaka and 51 outside it, DGHS said.

A total of 806 dengue patients, including 674 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, the directorate has recorded 7,113 dengue cases and 6,281 recoveries so far.

Source: United News of Bangladesh