Some 1,291 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Wednesday morning. Of them, 1,092 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 199 were listed outside Dhaka.
The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 57. Among the deceased, 53 died in Dhaka city alone, two in Chattogram division, one in Khulna and one in Rajshahi.
Some 14,831 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January. So far, 13,483 dengue patients have left 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.