The Bangladeshi health authority on Wednesday registered 24 new deaths from dengue fever, as the death toll has surpassed 1,500 since January, APA reports.
Of the new deaths, 11 were recorded in the capital Dhaka, the epicenter of the mosquito-borne viral fever, while the city has reported 885 deaths so far out of total 1,520, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Meanwhile, the health office also reported 1,623 new cases of hospitalization across the country, including 349 from Dhaka. The total dengue cases has risen to 296,665 this year since January, including 104,576 from Dhaka.
A total of 289,390 patients made a recovery with a 98% overall recovery rate, according to official data.
At least 5,775 patients are currently under treatment in hospitals, including 1,507 from Dhaka.