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Bangladesh’s Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported more than 300 dengue fever cases and two deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total cases in the country through June 19 this year to 5,231 and 36 deaths.

This is a more than 2,200 case increase since our last reported on June 10. And with 11 days left in the month, officials have reported 3,209 cases in June to date.

Dhaka is the most affected division, reporting the highest disease activity, followed by Chattogram and Khulna.

Officials have advised the public to take precautions against the disease as the number of cases is higher this year than in previous years ahead of monsoon.

Bangladesh reported approximately 62,382 dengue fever cases nationwide in 2022, 28,429 cases in 2021, 1,405 cases in 2020, and 101,354 cases in 2019.

The country logged 281 dengue deaths in 2022 – the highest on record after 179 deaths recorded in 2019.

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