Dengue cases cross 21,000 mark
The number of dengue patients has crossed the 21,000 mark in the country yesterday.
At least 106 patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday of which 15 are outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 2,821 were diagnosed during the running month out of a total 21,018 infected. Of the total infected, 2,879 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 were hospitalised in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
A total of 82 people have died of dengue in the country this year, all who died in July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July while 34 in August, 23 in September and 13 in October so far, says DGHS.
Among the deaths, 76 have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram division and Khulna, and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 846 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 161 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.