6071 more affected by cold-related diseases

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Various cold-related diseases affected 6,071 more people across the country in the last 24 hours until Wednesday morning, reports UNB.

Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 945 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection (ARI).

Another 2,086 were treated for diarrhoea and 3,040 for other diseases, including jaundice, eye inflammation, skin-related problems and fever.

Fifty-four deaths were reported across the country between 1 November last year and 14 January this year due to cold-related diseases.

Different areas of Bangladesh were hit by cold waves this season. The worst hit areas lie in the country’s northern region.

Government figures show that 377,808 people had been affected by cold-related diseases since 1 November last year.

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