Nine more deaths were reported from dengue in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 537 this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, 286 people have died in the 26 days of this month, which is more than last year's total dengue death.
The country recorded 281 dengue deaths in 2022 and 179 deaths in 2019.
In the last 24 hours, 1,960 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever, the DGHS said.
Of the new patients, 833 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the rest outside the capital – indicating a worsening situation across the country, according to the DGHS.
A total of 8,232 dengue patients, including 3,846 in the capital, are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.
So far, the DGHS has recorded 112,184 dengue cases and 103,411 recoveries this year.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged swift action as dengue cases surge in Bangladesh.
"The higher incidence of dengue is taking place in the context of an unusual episodic amount of rainfall, combined with high temperatures and high humidity, which have resulted in an increased mosquito population throughout Bangladesh," the WHO said.