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Dengue toll mounts to 15 in Bengal

Dengue toll mounts to 15 in Bengal


Dengue deaths in West Bengal since January rose to 15 with medical reports on Saturday confirming the death of a 58-year-old man due to the vector-borne disease, a senior government official said.

The man, hailing from North 24 Parganas’ Birati, died at the NRS Medical College and Hospital on Friday due to dengue, state Director of Health Services Biswaranjan Satpathy told PTI.

This death took the dengue toll to 15, he said.

Since Friday, Satpathy said, 189 new cases of dengue infection were reported from different parts of the state.

"With these new cases, the total number of people infected with dengue in the state since January rose to 2,360," he said.

Most cases were reported from Hooghly district’s Serampore and North 24-Parganas district, while there were some cases in Malda, Nadia, Darjeeling, and South 24-Parganas districts, he added.