91 new dengue cases in Odisha
With another 91 people testing positive for dengue Saturday, the number of those infected by the mosquito-borne virus in Odisha since June has risen to 4,321.
Twenty seven people have tested positive in the industrial district of Angul followed by Jajpur (14), Dhenkanal (12) and Balasore (11), a state health control room official told IANS. The remaining 27 victims belong to other parts of the state, he said.
Blood samples of 13,960 people from across the state have been taken so far, with 4,321 testing positive.
However, the number of those who succumbed to the disease remains at five with no more deaths reported in the last fortnight, he said.
As many as 142 people are undergoing treatment at the Sriram Chandra Bhanja Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack with five of them admitted to the intensive care unit. Another 36 patients are being treated at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar, the health official said.
The disease has spread to 26 of the state's 30 districts. Some 1,220 people have tested positive for the virus in Cuttack district so far while the districts of Khordha, Jajpur and Angul have reported 827, 605 and 572 cases respectively, he said.
(Posted on 21-09-2013)