143 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours; highest single-day spike in Bangladesh
At least 143 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in 24 hours till 8am today, which is the highest in a single day this year.
With them, 1,954 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year and only 51 of them are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the total infected, 1,573 were diagnosed with the dengue during the current month till this morning, which indicates the fast-rising trend of the Aedes-borne disease.
Two hundred and seventy-two were infected in June while 43 were infected in May.
Most of the patients, who were hospitalized, have so far been released.
A total of 509 patients are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka while seven outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.