Dengue fever sends 38 to hospitals
At least 38 dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till this morning, eight of whom are outside Dhaka.
With the new cases, the total number of such patients this year rose to 1,330 of whom 534 are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Some 111 dengue patients are still undergoing treatment and 16 of them are outside the capital. Total number of deaths from this disease this year is 12 so far.
A total of 1,207 dengue patients have been released from hospitals so far, of whom 515 are outside Dhaka.
Total number of deaths from dengue was 281 last year while the total number of cases was 62,382, of which 23,162 were outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Experts urged authorities concerned to conduct extensive drives identifying clusters of Aedes mosquitoes as soon as possible