170 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 170 people with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals in the country in 24 hours till 8am today. Of them only six are from outside Dhaka.
With the latest numbers, 2,462 patients have been diagnosed with dengue this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). And of the total infected, only 67 are from outside Dhaka.
Among 2,462 infected, 1,896 were admitted to the hospitals this month until this morning, indicating a fast-growing trend in the disease.
Earlier in June, 272 people were infected with the mosquito-borne disease. Forty-three were infected in May.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 709 of them are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 30 are being treated outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.