Number of fatalities rises to 68
Dengue claimed one more life in the last 24 hours until Friday morning, raising the death toll to 68, said a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Friday.
During this time, 165 patients were hospitalized with dengue caused by the Aedes mosquito, said the report.
The lone death was reported in Dhaka, said the DGHS.
Among the deceased, 63 were in Dhaka city alone, two in Chittagong and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.
Among the new patients, 141 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 24 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.
Some 975 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Friday morning, according to DGHS.
Of them, 766 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka while the remaining 209 were listed outside the capital.
Some 18,362 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January across the country.
So far, 17,319 dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, said the DGHS.
The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day recorded the highest with 343 patients on September 7.
In August the country recorded the highest number of 7,698 dengue cases of the current year.
In July, 2,286 people were diagnosed with dengue and 12 died while in June 272 cases were recorded with no deaths.