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Dengue in Odisha : death toll has gone up to six

Dengue has claimed yet another life in Odisha. A 33-year-old woman, a native of Dhamnagar town of Bhadrak district, succumbed at SCB Medical College and Hospital on Thursday. With this, the total number of deaths caused by dengue has reached six. So far, 2224 persons have been affected by the dreaded fever in the State.

Of the six patients who have died of Dengue this year, two each are from Jajpur and Bhadrak districts and one each from Angul and Jagatsinghpur districts.

At present, 114 dengue patients have been admitted to the SCB Hospital while 1333 patients have undergone treatment at the hospital so far this year.

Meanwhile, out of a total of 221 sample blood tests, 71 were found positive at the SCB Hospital on Thursday.

Jajpur district has reported the highest number of 790 patients while 20 more patients of the district tested positive on Thursday.

Bhadrak district has come second with 207 patients followed by 206 in Baleswar, 196 in Keonjhar, 159 in Jagatsinghpur, 139 in Dhenkanal, 119 in Cuttack and 89 in Kendrapara district.

On Thursday, as many as 116 patients were admitted to SCBMCH out of which eight are under intensive care.

Kalpana Baruah, joint director, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, visited the worst-affected areas including the industrial area in Jajpur.