Dengue fever: 1 dead, 182 hospitalised in a single day
One more dengue patient died while 182 others were hospitalised in 24 hours preceding 8:00am today, of whom 41 are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With the new cases, a total of 4,673 were diagnosed during the running month out of a total 22,870 infected. Of the total infected, 3257 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7841 were diagnosed in September, 7698 were diagnosed in August, 2286 patients were hospitalised in July, 272 in June, 43 were infected in May and the rest were diagnosed between January and April, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 88 people have 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, 23 in September and 15 died in October so far.
Among the deaths, 81 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram division and Khulna and one each in Rajshahi, Mymensingh and Barishal divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 841 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 154 are being treated outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.