Dengue fever: 319 hospitalised in a single day
At least 319 patients were hospitalised with dengue fever in 24 hours till 8:00am today.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), among the 319 new cases of dengue infection, only 75 are from outside Dhaka.
With the new cases, a total of 3519 were diagnosed during this month alone out of a total 13,875 infected. Of all the infected, 1407 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7698 were diagnosed in August, 2286 patients in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS.
This year, 54 people have died of dengue infection in the country and all of them died in July, August and September.
Twelve people died in July, 34 died in August and eight in September so far.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1260 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 181 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.