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Cold-related diseases affect 5,760 in 24 hours

BSS | Published: January 17, 2020 19:32:21 | Updated: January 18, 2020 10:19:28


Cold-related diseases affect 5,760 in 24 hours

Various cold-related diseases have affected 5,760 people across the country in the last 24 hours, a press release said on Friday.

Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 866 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection.

Another 2,078 were treated for diarrhoea and 2,816 for other diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the eye, skin diseases and fever.

Fifty seven deaths were reported across the country between November 1 and January 16 due to cold-related diseases, the release added.

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