190 dengue patients hospitalised in a single day
One hundred and ninety patients were hospitalised with dengue fever in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the 190 new cases, 154 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 36 were diagnosed from outside the capital, according to DGHS.
In total 22,688 people were infected with dengue this year. Of the total, 3,216 are from outside Dhaka.
With the new cases, a total of 4,491 were diagnosed during the running month, at least 7,841 were diagnosed in September; 7,698 were diagnosed in August; 2,286 patients were hospitalised 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, 87 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year, all of whom died between July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August and 23 in September and 14 in October so far.
Among the deaths, 80 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Barishal divisions.
Most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, while 861 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 158 are being treated outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.