Dengue cases climb in West Bengal, 840 new infections in run-up to festival

Most of the cases have been reported from North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Kolkata, Hooghly, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts

Press Trust of India September 27, 2022 11:54:30 IST
Dengue cases climb in West Bengal, 840 new infections in run-up to festival

Dengue cases continued to rise sharply in West Bengal, as the state added 840 new infections recently. Representational Image: ANI

Kolkata: Dengue cases continued to rise in West Bengal, as the state recorded 840 new infections in the run-up to the annual festival, health department officials said.

Most of the cases have been reported from North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Kolkata, Hooghly, Murshidabad, South 24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling districts, they said.

The state had logged 635 new cases on Saturday. At present, 541 patients are undergoing treatment for the vector-borne disease at various government hospitals.

Health officials and doctors urged people to be cautious and take preventive measures like using mosquito nets and not allowing stagnant water to accumulate in and around homes, among other measures to combat the infection.

Meanwhile, West Bengal recorded 141 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 21,13,387, a health department bulletin said.

The death toll due to the Covid-19 infection rose to 21,499 as three more people succumbed to the virus, it said.

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