264 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 264 people with dengue fever were admitted to different hospitals across the country during 24 hours till 8am today.
Only 16 of them are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)
With them, 3,446 people have been diagnosed with dengue this year and only 118 of them are from outside the capital, the DGHS said.
In total, 788 were diagnosed with dengue during the current month till this morning, which indicates the fast-rising trend of the disease.
A least 2,286 people were infected in July, 272 in June and 43 in May.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,072 are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Dhaka and 47 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.