At least two dengue patients died while 344 patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours till 8am Wednesday. A total of 63 people died due to dengue this year.
"270 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka and 74 others were admitted to hospitals outside the capital during the past 24 hours," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose to 18,646 while some 16,427 patients were released from the hospitals.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.