Dengue fever: 121 patients hospitalized in 24 hours

At least 121 dengue patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours till 8 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new cases, 82 are from outside Dhaka.

With the new cases, the total number of dengue rose to 27,343 while a total of 3,567 were diagnosed during the running month. Of the total infected, 4,273 are from outside Dhaka.

At least 5,458 were diagnosed in October, 7,841 were diagnosed in September, 7,698 were diagnosed in August, 2,286 patients were hospitalized in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May and the 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.

Twelve people died in July while 34 died in August and 23 on September, 22 in October, and seven in November.

Among the deaths, 90 have died in the 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 hospitalized have so far been released, 321 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 77 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.