At least 2,944 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country yesterday, pushing the total number of infections to 151,272.
Breaking the trend of infections, dengue cases have been on the rise for the last three consecutive years.
At a time when the country is already grappling with a record outbreak of dengue fever, the current active monsoon conditions may contribute to the further spread of the mosquito-borne disease this month, say experts.
The country yesterday recorded the second-highest daily fatalities with 20 more deaths as a month-wise comparison shows a spike in the death toll.
The rate of dengue infection keeps rising outside the capital with Chattogram reporting the highest number of hospitalisation.
Mohammad Yasin, a resident of Faridpur’s Boalmari, was admitted to a hospital in his hometown after being diagnosed with dengue seven days ago.
With four new deaths recorded yesterday, dengue fatalities this year rose to 597, which is more than double compared to the previous record since the mosquito-borne disease’s first official outbreak in 2000.