150 hospitalised with dengue fever in a day
At least 150 patients were hospitalised in the 24 hours preceding 8:00am today, of whom 13 are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 1,497 people were diagnosed during this month out of a total 19,694 infected. Of the total infected, 2575 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 while 43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 73 people died of dengue infection in the country this year, all of whom died between July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July, 34 died in August and 23 in September and four in October so far.
Among the deaths 68 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division and Khulna and one in Rajshahi division.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 886 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 157 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.