By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh reported an additional 198 dengue fever hospitalizations Sunday, bringing the cumulative total for the year to 6,100. 189 of Sunday’s cases were reported from Dhaka.

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

The increase in cases began in earnest in July and has continued through the first half of August. At least 3,244 people were hospitalized in August so far while the number was 2,286 in July, 272 in June and 43 in May, according to the DGHS.

Among the total 6,100 dengue patients since January, 5,792 or 95 per cent of the patients have been hospitalized in the capital city of Dhaka.

Officials report 25 suspected dengue deaths to date.