142 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
One hundred and forty-two dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, two are from outside Dhaka, the DGHS data shows.
With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose to 26,343 while a total of 2,644 were diagnosed during the running month. Of the total infected, 4,003 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 5,458 were diagnosed in October, 7,841 in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 98 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year -- all in July, August, September, October and November.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August, 23 in September, 22 in October and seven in November so far.
Among the deaths, 90 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram, Khulna and Mymensingh and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 543 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 107 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.