By NewsDesk   @bactiman63

The Bangladesh Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) ended 2022 reporting 281 total dengue related deaths, easily breaking the previous record for fatalities in 2019 when 179 deaths were recorded.

260 of the deaths were recorded from September through December alone with more than 100 seen in November.

DGHS numbers show that 173 of the deaths (61%) were in Dhaka while 108 were outside of Dhaka. After Dhaka, Chattgoram division recorded 69 of deaths.

Officials saw 62,382 dengue cases requiring hospitalization, the second most since records were kept starting in 2000. 39,220 cases of this total, or 63%, were reported in Dhaka.

In 2019, Bangladesh saw well more than 100,000 dengue hospitalizations, a record that stands to this day.

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Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. It causes severe flu-like illness and, sometimes causes a potentially lethal complication. The incidence of dengue has increased 30-fold over the last 50 years globally.