71 new dengue cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The authorities Friday confirmed 71 new cases of dengue in Odisha, taking the total number of people suffering from the disease in the state this year to 2,851.

Of 150 blood samples tested Friday, 71 have been found to be positive, a senior state health official told IANS.

The maximum 28 cases have been reported from the worst-hit district of Jajpur, taking the total people affected in the region to 957 this year, he said.

Similarly, 19 cases have been found in the coastal district of Jagatsinghpur followed by Bhadrak district which reported 10 cases, he said.

The number of people who have died of the mosquito-borne disease however remains at seven, as no new death has been reported from any part of the state.

About 152 people are currently undergoing treatment majority in the Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College in Cuttack, 26 km from here.

Six of them are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of the hospital, the official added.

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