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Dengue death toll climbs to 444

17/08/2023 06:32 PM | Click to read full article

Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours to Thursday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 444 this year. Of the new patients, 899 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital--indicating a worsening situation across the country, according to the DGHS. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh.