By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka report 130 additional dengue fever cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total since the beginning of the year to 23,357.

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Of the total, about 20,000 of the cases were reported from Dhaka.

89 fatalities have been reported to date with 82 (92%) were reported from the capital city.

Concerning deaths, 33.70 per cent of 89 people died of dengue this year are children, according to Directorate General of Health Services data.

Of the deceased, 10 children were aged between 0 years and 5 years, 13 children were between 6 years and 10 years, 4 children were between 11 years and 15 years and 3 children were between 16 years and 18 years.

Dhaka Shishu Hospital director Professor Syed Shafi Ahmed on Thursday said that many children died this year because of infection of dengue virus serotype 3, Covid-dengue co-infection and dengue shock syndrome.

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Children have lower immunity than adults against the three types of infections.

‘Many of the children who died this year were overweight. Many children came to the hospital with multiple organ failure due to DENV3 infection, which is very bad for children even if they become infected for the first time,’ he added.