A 41-year-old woman from Badu in Madhyamgram on the northern fringes of Kolkata who had tested positive for dengue died at RG Kar hospital on Saturday.
The death certificate of Kaberi Chakrabarty said she was suffering from hypothyroidism and was “hypertensive with dengue NS-1 positivity”.
Kaberi’s relatives said she had been running a temperature and suffering from various complications since Thursday.
According to the state health department, 674 fresh dengue cases were reported from across West Bengal. Officials said pockets of North 24-Parganas close to Kolkata, including Madhyamgram, Barasat, New Barrackpore and Birati, had been badly affected.
“Medical teams with vector-control specialists have been visiting these areas, along with health officials, to address the issue of rising cases of dengue infections,” said a health department official. “We will review the situation within a day or two.”
Amidst a rising positivity rate for dengue infections across the state, health department officials said they were yet to arrive at death figures as an audit of the cases was on.