In the meantime, Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Friday.
It had an AQI score of 212 at 10:53 am. The air was classified as ‘very unhealthy’.
Data from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) control room showed these patients in eight divisions received treatment for Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI).
DGHS data also shows that 1,03,241 patients took treatment for ARI while 22 people died of the disease from November 1 to March 6.
Meanwhile, another 1,580 people were treated for diarrhoea and 1,226 for other diseases, including jaundice, eye inflammation, skin problems and fever.
During this period, a total of 250,187 people were affected by various cold-related diseases and 30 of them died across the country, said the DGHS.