Dengue cases cross 22,000 mark
One dengue patient died while 170 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00 am today. Of those hospitalised, 31 are outside Dhaka, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With them, the total number of dengue cases crossed 22,000 mark this year.
Of the total number, 3,810 people were diagnosed during the running month -- 3,114 from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September; 7,698 were diagnosed in August; 2,286 in July; 272 in June while 43 in May, and the rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 84 people have died of dengue infection in the country so far this year -- all in July, August, September and October.
Of them, 12 people died in July while 34 died in August, 23 in September and 15 in October.
Among the deaths, 78 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 792 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 168 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.