At least four dengue patients have died in the last five days — including two on Monday — in Kolkata and Salt Lake.
Somnath Dey, 36, who had tested positive for dengue, died at AMRI Hospitals in Salt Lake on Monday. The death certificate mentions multi-organ failure and sepsis with dengue NS-1 positivity.
Dey, a resident of Kestopur, had been suffering from fever for the past several days and was admitted to the hospital on November 5.
“His condition was critical at the time of admission. He had been running a high temperature and was complaining of severe headache and body pain,” said an official of the hospital.
Earlier in the day, Bubai Hazra, a non-medical employee of the NRS Medical College and Hospital, passed away at the hospital after testing positive for dengue.
Doctors said the Tangra resident had been under treatment for dengue since Monday last week.
The family got him admitted to the hospital after he complained of severe headache.
On Saturday, a 48-year-old man from Murshidabad passed away at Ruby General Hospital after testing positive for dengue. Abu Sahid Mahaladar had tested positive for dengue when he was admitted on November 2. He had several complications, including pancreatitis.
“He was in dengue shock,” said an official of the hospital.
On November 3, a 31-year-old woman, who was 24 weeks’ pregnant, died at RG Kar hospital after suffering from dengue shock. Rinki Das, the patient, was from Howrah.