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PV Desk

Bangladesh has registered 20 new hospitalisations, but no new deaths from dengue in the latest 24-hour tally.

Of the patients newly hospitalised with the disease, seven cases were in Dhaka, while 13 were outside the capital, the Directorate General of Health Services reported on Wednesday.

Currently, 132 patients are hospitalised with dengue. Of them, 50 are in Dhaka and 82 are outside the capital.

The dengue outbreak in 2023 was the worst on record in Bangladesh, with 321,179 patients contracting the disease and 1,705 dying from it.

Experts blamed a prolonged monsoon and rising temperature, along with a lack of effective measures to kill the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the known carrier of the virus, for the outbreak.