163 dengue patients hospitalised in a day
One hundred and sixty-three dengue patients were hospitalised in the 24 hours preceding 8:00am today. Of them, only 23 are from outside Dhaka, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, 4,872 were diagnosed during this month out of the total 15,228 infected. And of the total infected, 1,676 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,698 were diagnosed in August, 2286 patients were hospitalised in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS data.
A total of 57 people died of dengue infection in the country this year, all who died in July, August and September.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August and 11 in September so far.
Among the deaths, 53 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division, one each in Rajshahi and Khulna division.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,271 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 203 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.