Dhaka, Jan. 6 -- Hospitals in Bangladesh have recorded 42 new cases of dengue fever in a day, taking the tally of infections this year to 365 after the the worst outbreak in the country's history in 2023.

The death toll remained unchanged with no fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease in the 24-hour count to Saturday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.

In 2023, Bangladesh recorded 321,179 hospitalisations and 1,705 deaths from the viral disease.

In the latest daily count, hospitals in Dhaka admitted 17 patients, while the other districts recorded 25 new cases.

Of the 391 dengue patients undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country in the morning, 205 were in Dhaka and 186 outside the capital....