275 dengue patients hospitalised in a single day
At least 275 patients were hospitalised in the 24 hours preceding 8:00am today and of them only 64 are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 5620 were diagnosed during this month out of a total 15,976 infected this year. Of the total infected, 1842 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7698 were diagnosed in August, 2286 in July, 272 in June and 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS.
So far, 59 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year and all of them 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, 1072 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 215 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.