5,867 affected by cold-related diseases in 24 hours

Various cold-related diseases have affected 5,867 people across the country in the last 24 hours. Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed that 879 of the patients received treatment for acute respiratory infection, reports BSS. 

Another 2,014 were treated for diarrhea and 2,978 for other diseases including jaundice, inflammation in the eye, skin diseases and fever, a press release said here on Friday. Fifty seven deaths were reported across the country between November 1 and January 24 due to the cold-related diseases.