Moinul Hoque Chowdhury, bdnews24.com
Published: 2019-11-30 02:11:49 BdST
In the 24 hours to 8am on Friday, 73 patients with the mosquito-borne disease were hospitalised, taking the total number this year to 100,021, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
They were among 451 patients still being treated at hospitals, including 251 in Dhaka, the epicentre of the outbreak.
The hospitals have released 99,306 patients after recovery.
After the review, the number of deaths due to dengue reported by the government until Friday was 129 after equalling the record 93 deaths reported in 2000 on Oct 10, according to the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control And Research IEDCR.
Dengue fever spread for the first time in the country in 2000. The government figure of patients suffering from dengue was 5,551 that year with 93 among them dying. That was the highest number of deaths due to dengue over the past 19 years.
“The mosquito menace is less intense now, but the disease is still spreading as the patients are still there,” he said.