At least 104 people died of dengue fever across the country so far this year, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed on Monday.
After reviewing 166 deaths, the government's Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) confirmed 104 dengue deaths so far, Dr Ayesha Akhtar, the assistant director of Emergency Service and Control Room of the Health Department, told The Business Standard.
According to DGHS data, the deaths included two in April, six on June, 35 in July, 57 in August and four in September.
The DGHS said a total of 93,807 dengue patients were hospitalised to different public and private hospitals across the country. Among them, 92,643 returned home after receiving treatment.
In the last 24 hours till Monday morning, 217 dengue patients were hospitalised. Among them, 75 were admitted to 41 government and public hospitals inside Dhaka and 142 to different district-level hospitals.
Currently, 916 dengue patients are undergoing treatment across the country with 409 in Dhaka and 507 outside the capital.
According to the DGHS, IEDCR so far has received information about 248 deaths.
In Bangladesh, dengue infection was first identified in 2000 when at least 93 people died and 5,551 were hospitalised.