Bengal dengue toll goes up to 3, confirmed cases 638
Kolkata: With the death of an 11-year-old boy in Kolkata, the dengue epidemic has claimed its third victim in the state, the health department said Saturday. The number of confirmed cases has gone up to 638.
"An 11-year-old boy has died of dengue in B.C. Roy Child hospital Saturday. The total toll of dengue deaths in the state is three. The number of confirmed dengue cases in West Bengal has gone up to 638," said a health department statement.
Nine-year old Sreeja Das was the first dengue victim in the state.
The epidemic first struck in the second week of August.
Several people in and around Kolkata have been hospitalised with symptoms similar to dengue.
The dengue-prone areas have been divided into category A and B, going by the intensity of the disease in the area. Kolkata is under category A and areas of Howrah, Siliguri and Asansol are under category B.
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