Dengue fever: 75 patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 75 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours (till 8:00 am today), of whom 15 are from outside Dhaka, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
With them, the total number of dengue cases this year rose to 27,153 while a total of 3,494 were diagnosed during the current month. Of the total infected, 4,181 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 5,458 were diagnosed in October, 7,841 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.
According to the DGHS, 98 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year -- all in July, August, September, October and November.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August, 23 in September, 22 in October and seven in November so far.
Among the deaths, 90 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram, Khulna and Mymensingh divisions and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 392 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 107 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.