Eleven new dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours until Friday, raising the infection toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 57 this month.
According to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of dengue patients has reached 1,231 this year while 57 dengue cases have been reported in the current month.The DGHS said seven patients have been admitted to different hospitals in the capital and four were hospitalised outside the capital.
Currently, 68 dengue patients are undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the country.
Of them, 61 patients are being treated in 41 government and private hospitals in the capital while seven are receiving treatment in hospitals outside the capital.
However, no new death from the disease was reported in the last 24 hours, the health directorate said.
Among the total number of the dengue infected people since the beginning of this year, 1,156 were released from hospitals after recovery.
The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has received reports of seven deaths from dengue this year. It reviewed four cases and confirmed three deaths from the dengue.