Dengue claims two more lives
At least two more dengue patients died and 211 were hospitalised in the last 24 hours till 8am yesterday, of which 162 are outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 2,532 patients were diagnosed during the running month out of a total 20,729 infected. Of the total infected, 2,813 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June while
43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April.
According to the DGHS, 82 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year. Twelve people died in July, 34 in August, 23 in September and 13 in October so far.
Among the deaths, 76 people have died in Dhaka division, two in Chattogram and Khulna and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 928 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 48 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.