39 new dengue cases in Odisha
At least 39 new cases of dengue have been reported in Odisha, taking the number of people infected by the mosquito-borne virus since June to 2,087, an official said Thursday.
The highest number of new cases, 14, have been reported in Cuttack, about 26 km from here, followed by Jajpur and Dhenkanal with nine and seven cases respectively, an official of the state health control room told IANS.
Blood samples of 7,985 people have been tested across the state so far, and 2,087 samples came out positive.
The death toll due to the disease has, however, remained at one, with no deaths reported in the last fortnight, he said.
Cuttack has so far reported 885 positive cases, the highest in the state, followed by Khordha with 364 and Angul with 265 cases, the official said.
Around 150 people were undergoing treatment in the Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack. Two people were also undergoing treatment at a hospital in Bhubaneswar.
(Posted on 29-08-2013)