Dengue fever: Cases cross 21,000-mark, 106 hospitalised in a day
At least 106 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours preceding 8am today. of them 15 cases were from 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. A total 21,018 have been infected this year. Of the total infected, 2,879 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7698 in August, 2286 patients 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 82 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year, all who died in July, August, September and October.
Twelve people died in July while 34 died in August and 23 in September and 13 in October so far.
Among the deaths 76 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram division and Khulna and one each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh division.
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.