Dengue fever: 172 patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 172 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, 42 patients are outside Dhaka.
With the new cases, a total of 3,377 people has been diagnosed in the current month out of the total 21,574 infected this year.
Of the total infected, 3,024 patients are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were hospitalised in September, 7,698 were in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and the rest are from January to April, according to DGHS.
A total of 83 people has died of dengue infection in the country this year.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died 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, and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 815 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 185 outside the capital, the DGHS data showed.