Dengue fever: 151 patients hospitalised in a day
At least 151 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the new cases, 46 are from outside Dhaka.
With the new cases, a total of 3,528 were diagnosed during the current month out of a total 21,725 infected this year. Of the total infected, 3,528 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
According to DGHS, 83 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year -- all in July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July, 34 in August, 23 in September and 14 in October so far.
Among the deaths, 77 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, 798 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 189 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.