Dengue cases on the rise,7,000 infections in the last one week.


Dengue cases continue to rise in West Bengal, where the state has recorded 7,000 vector-borne infections in the past week, with data showing an average of 1,000 cases per day.The situation is surprising. More than 3,000 people have been admitted to government hospitals in the past week.

The death toll is rising because many of them are serious,” health officials said. 4,444 doctors say the death rate among young people from the disease is still high this year, putting people who have had two dengue infections at serious risk.In the last 72 hours, three deaths were reported due to the disease — two from Kolkata and one from nearby Bidhannagar.

Doctors say the death rate among young people due to the disease is also high this year and those getting infected by dengue for the second time are at a serious risk.Officials said dengue testing has been increased and positivity rate has declined slightly.The Kolkata Municipal Corporation said it was carrying a drive against dengue on regular basis. Source-reduction drive is also being carried out in all vulnerable areas, officials said.

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