More than one lakh dengue patients were hospitalised this year, according to a report of the Health Emergency Operations Centre and Control Room under the Directorate General of Health Services.
The report said the total number of dengue patients admitted to hospitals across the country is 1,00,021 and the total number of patients released after treatment is 99,306.
The report also said 85 new dengue cases were reported on Thursday, and 73 on Friday, marking a 14.1 percent decrease in a day.
On Thursday, 475 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals countrywide, and 451 on Friday – a 5.1 percent decrease.
The health directorate has so far confirmed 129 dengue deaths after analysing 204 death reports. However, sources from the directorate's control room said they have received 264 reports of death caused by dengue to date.
Dr Ayesha Akter, assistant director of the Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room, said, "The report is based on information from 12 government and autonomous hospitals in Dhaka, and 29 private hospitals and civil surgeons from 64 districts."
She added that the figures were based on information collected from hospitals that are regularly monitored by the health directorate.