Some 257 new patients were admitted to different hospitals, in the 24 hours till Saturday morning with dengue. Among the new patients, 219 were admitted to government and private hospitals in Dhaka.

In addition, some 1,040 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatment at hospitals as of Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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Of them, 954 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals in the capital while the rest were listed outside Dhaka.

So far, 24 suspected dengue deaths have been reported to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, but it is yet to confirm any dengue-related death, according to the DGHS.

Most of the cases have been reported in the capital so far, said the health authorities.

Bangladesh started seeing an uptrend in dengue cases from June. Since August 1, over 200 new cases were recorded every day.

Some 5,902 patients have been admitted to different hospitals with dengue since January, of whom, 4,838 have been released after they recovered from the disease.

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