Dhaka, Sept. 25 -- The viral dengue fevers continue to increase across the country, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) data showed.

Another 440 patients were hospitalized with the mosquito-borne disease in 24 hours till Saturday morning.

This year's death toll from dengue in the country rose to 50 the Friday with two more deaths reported from Dhaka.

Of the total deaths, 23 were reported from Dhaka division, 23 from Chittagong and four from the Barisal division.

Among the new patients, 325 were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka and 115 outside the capital.

A total of 1,628 dengue patients, including 1,272 in the capital, are now receiving treatment in hospitals across the country.

On June 21, the DGHS reported the f...