17 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours
Seventeen dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Of them, five are from outside Dhaka, the DGHS data shows.
With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients rose to 28,085 while a total of 863 were diagnosed during the running month. Of the total infected, 4,618 are from outside Dhaka.
At least 3,567 dengue patients were diagnosed in November, 5,458 in October, 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 patients were hospitalised in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and rest are from January to April, according to the DGHS.
So far, 101 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year -- all in July, August, September, October, November and December.
Twelve people died in July while 34 died in August, 23 in September, 22 in October, seven in November and three in December so far.
Of them, 92 have died in Dhaka division, three in Mymensingh, two each in Chattogram and Khulna and one each in Rajshahi and Barishal divisions.
Though most of the patients who were hospitalised have so far been released, 160 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 61 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.