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A staggering 24 dengue-related deaths -- 13 in Dhaka and 11 from outside -- have been recorded in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday.

Earlier, the country registered maximum 21 deaths on 20 September.

With the fresh fatalities, the death tally from the mosquito-borne viral disease has reached 1520 this year, where 172 in only the first 15 days of the current month, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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Meanwhile, 1623 people have been hospitalised with dengue fever during the 24-hour period. Of them, 349 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka, and the remaining 1,274 were in districts.