Time News desk: A total of 96 dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Monday morning amid a rise in the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
Among them, 69 patients were hospitalised in Dhaka while 27 in other places, it said.
As many as 397 dengue patients including 327 in the capital are now receiving treatment at hospitals across the country.
On Thursday, this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease rose to 16 with one more death reported from Dhaka.
Among the total deaths, 10 were reported from Cox’s Bazar while six from Dhaka.
On June 21, the DGHS reported the first death of the season from the viral disease.
In July, the country reported 1,571 dengue cases with nine deaths.
This year, the DGHS has recorded 3,855 dengue cases and 3,442 recoveries so far.