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Dengue fever death toll climbs to 141 in Bangladesh in 2019

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The Bangladeshi government on Thursday confirmed 12 more deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities to 141 so far in 2019.

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According to a report of the Directorate General of Health Services, DGHS, the deaths included two in April, six in June, 35 in July, 82 in August, 13 in September and three in October.

From December 1 to 18, according to the figure reported by the DGHS under the Ministry of Health, 1,083 more dengue cases were recorded.

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Earlier, it recorded 4,011 in November; 8,143 in October; 16,856 in September; and 52,636 in August, which were more than the total number of patients in any past years.

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The number of dengue fever patients stood at 10,148 in 2018 and 26 of them died.

The reported dengue cases have reached 101,145 so far in 2019.

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