As Dengue cases keep rising in Bangladesh 224 more new patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning.
The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 73 as no fresh death was reported during the period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
Among them, 68 people died in Dhaka division alone, two each in Chattogram and Khulna divisions and one in Rajshahi.
Among the new patients, 165 were undergoing treatment in Dhaka hospitals while the remaining 59 cases were reported from outside the division, according to DGHS.
Some 973 patients diagnosed with dengue fever are receiving treatment in the country as of Saturday morning.
Of them, 790 patients are receiving treatment at different hospitals in the capital while the remaining 183 were listed outside Dhaka.
Some 19,918 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January.
So far, 18, 872 dengue patients have left hospitals after recovery, said DGHS.
The number of dengue patients hospitalized in a single day was the highest with 343 patients on September 7.
In September the country recorded the highest number of 7,841 dengue cases of the current year with 22 deaths
In August 7,698 people were diagnosed with dengue while the highest 34 people died from it, said DGHS.