130 dengue patients hospitalised in a day
At least 130 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today of whom four are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 5,160 were diagnosed during the running month out of a total 23,357 infected. Of the total infected, 3328 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7841 were diagnosed in September, 7698 were diagnosed in August, 2286 patients were hospitalised in July, 272 in June, 43 were infected in May and the rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS 89 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year, all who died in July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August, 23 in September and 20 in October so far.
Among the deaths, 82 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division and Khulna and one each in Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Barishal division.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 823 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 154 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.