As many as 10 dengue patients died and 2,495 were admitted to different hospitals in the country during the last 24 hours till 8 am Saturday.
"During the period, 1,069 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka city while 1,426 were admitted to different hospitals outside Dhaka," a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said, reports BSS.
"This year, 303 deaths, the highest in a year since dengue was detected in 2000, were reported from dengue disease while 281 died last year," the daily statement of the DGHS said.
With the new cases, the total number of patients rose to 63,968 the statement said, adding: "Some 54,331 patients were released from different hospitals this year of the total patients."
"Some 9,334 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Of them, 4,680 are in Dhaka while 4,654 are outside the capital city," it added.
Health experts warned the dengue situation may deteriorate this month and in the next month, asking authorities to launch a massive campaign against all types of mosquitoes.
Analyzing the amount of rainfall, temperature and humidity in Bangladesh, they described August and September months as the most suitable period for breeding Aedes mosquito.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Outbreaks of the disease are usually seasonal, peaking during and after the rainy season.