"The toll in West Bengal rose to 117 since January this year after a patient, who was admitted few days back, died today at the North Bengal Medical College (NBMC)," state Health Services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said.
Five new cases were reported from different hospitals in north Bengal, he said. Another person, hailing from Assam, was today admitted at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine here with signs of suspected Japanese Encephalitis, he said.
"We are suspecting it as a case of Japanese Encephalitis. Tests have been conducted and we are waiting for the results," Satpathy added.