53 dengue patients hospitalized in 24 hours

At least 53 dengue patients were hospitalized in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am today, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Of them, 29 are from outside Dhaka.

With the new cases, 314, out of a total 27,536 infected, were diagnosed during the running month.

At least 3,567 were hospitalized in November, 5,458 in October, 7,841 in September, 7,698 in August, 2,286 in July, 272 in June while 43 were infected in May, and the rest from January to April, according to the DGHS.

So far, 98 people have died of dengue infection in the country this year.

Twelve people died in July while 34 have died in August and 23 on September, 22 in October, and six in November so far.

Of 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, 293 are still undergoing treatment at hospitals in Dhaka, and 80 outside the capital, the DGHS data shows.