31 dengue patients hospitalised
At least 31 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours, till 8:00am yesterday.
With the new cases, three from outside Dhaka, the total number of cases has risen to 1,347, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among the patients, 132 are still undergoing treatment.
A total of 1,214 patients have been released from hospitals, and one has died so far.
Dhaka is at risk of a major dengue outbreak this year, as clear, stagnant water, the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes, at under-construction buildings is abundant this time around.
The scenario came to light after DGHS conducted a pre-monsoon survey between March 23 and April 4.
Experts have asked the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to address the matter.