Dengue fever: 2 die, 211 more hospitalised in a day
At least two more dengue patients died, and 211 more were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 2,532 were diagnosed during the running month, out of a total 20,729 infected. Of the total infected, 2,765 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 were diagnosed in August; 2,286 patients were hospitalised in July, 272 in June, 43 were infected in May, and the rest were infected between January and April, according to the DGHS.
Till now, 82 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year. Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August, 23 in September, and 13 in October so far.
Among the deaths, 76 have died in the Dhaka division, two in Chattogram and Khulna division each, and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh division.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 928 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals across Dhaka, and 48 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.