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152 fresh cases of dengue reported in West Bengal, 1 dead

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 August 2016, 11:08 IST

A 40-year-old man from Suri in Birbhum district was reported to have died from dengue in West Bengal, taking the death toll to 11 since January.

In the last 24 hours, 152 new dengue cases were reported from various districts of the state, state Director of Health Services Biswaranjan Satpathy said.

Talking about the latest death, he said the deceased hailed from Birbhum and worked as a labourer in Howrah where got infected by dengue.

"He was admitted to Suri hospital for the last couple of days and died yesterday. We were waiting for the reports to be sure whether it was because of dengue or not," he said.

"The new cases of dengue infection sum up to 1,422 people infected by the virus since January," Satpathy said adding that these cases were mainly reported from Srirampore in Hooghly district.

There were reports of new cases from North 24-Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah and Nadia districts and a few isolated cases from north Bengal, he said.

-PTI

First published: 7 August 2016, 11:08 IST
 
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