Cold-related diseases affect 5,945 people in 24hr

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Dhaka, December 25: Nearly 6,000 people have been affected by various cold-related diseases in the last 24 hours across the country.Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 967 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection.

Another 2,059 were treated for diarrhoea, and 2,919 for diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the eye, skin diseases, and fever.

Forty-four deaths were reported across the country between November 1 and December 24 due to cold-related diseases.

Khagrachhari and Panchagarh recorded 10 deaths each during this period. While all of the victims from Khagrachhari died of acute respiratory infection, those in Panchagarh died due to other illnesses, the DGHS data showed.