254 dengue patients hospitalised in a day
At least 254 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today of whom 57 are from outside Dhaka.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), with the new cases a total of 6349 people were diagnosed during this out of a total 16,705 infected this year.
Of the total infected, 1987 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7698 patients were diagnosed in August, 2286 patients in July, 272 in June and 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 59 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year, all whom died between July, August and September.
Twelve people died in July, 34 died in August and 13 in September so far.
Among the deaths 54 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division and Khulna and one in Rajshahi division.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1049 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 213 are being treated outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.