POST TIME: 17 January, 2020 08:42:17 PM
5,760 affected by cold-related diseases in 24-hrs
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5,760 affected by cold-related diseases in 24-hrs

A man holds a sleeping infant covered in warm clothes in Court Chattar area of Rajshahi earlier of January. INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO

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