One dengue patient died while 524 patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country during the past 24 hours (till 8am today).
"As many as 373 dengue patients were hospitalized in Dhaka city and 151
patients were admitted to hospitals outside Dhaka during the past 24 hours," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
"A total of 55 people died from dengue disease between January 1 and
September 28. The first death from dengue was reported on June 21, this
year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.
With the new cases, the total number of dengue patients this year rose
to 15,346 while some 13,471 patients were released from the hospitals.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and
subtropical areas of the world. Outbreak of the disease is usually seasonal, peaking during and after rainy seasons.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies dengue as one of the top
10 threats to public health.