Some 1,271 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday morning.

Of them, 1,083 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 188 were listed outside Dhaka.

This year’s total death toll from dengue remained static at 54.

Among the deceased, 50 died in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.

Some 13,556 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.

So far, 12,231dengue patients have been released from hospitals after recovery, said the DGHS.

The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on 7 September.

In the month of 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.

Health authorities have been recording over 200 dengue cases per day since 1 August.

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