229 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
At least 229 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, of whom 53 are outside Dhaka.
According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), with the new dengue cases, a total of 6,095 were diagnosed during the current month out of a total 16,451 infected. Of the total infected, 1,930 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 7,698 were diagnosed with dengue in August, 2,286 were hospitalised in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May, according to the DGHS.
According to the DGHS, 59 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year -- all in July, August and September.
Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August and 13 in September so far.
Of them, 54 have died in Dhaka division, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions, and one in Rajshahi.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 1,018 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 199 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.