West Bengal Woman Dies Of Dengue At SCB

Cuttack:  One more dengue-positive person died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Saturday.

 The deceased has been identified as Manju Rout of Midnapore in West Bengal.

According to the sources, she was admitted to a private hospital in Odisha capital and later was shifted to SCB after her deteriorated condition.

However, she succumbed to dengue at around 7 am on Saturday.

This year, dengue has so far claimed six lives.

According to reports, 200 to 250 suspected dengue cases are being reported at SCB, of which 30 per cent have been found to be positive.

A special dengue ward to treat the patients has been set up in the premiere hospital of the state.

The first dengue death was reported in the Odisha capital this season on June 7. The deceased was identified as Pratima Das of the BDA Colony at Chandrasekharpur in Bhubaneswar.

On September 23, Soumyaranjan Nayak (18) of Kujanga in Jagatsinghpur district. succumbed to the disease at SCB. He was admitted to the hospital on September 20 and later shifted to the ICU of the Medicine Ward as his condition deteriorated. Two more had died at premier hospital on September 10. An under-trial prisoner (UTP) from Rayagada was also among the six.

According to the statistics released by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Odisha has recorded the second highest dengue cases in India this season. A total of 4,501 cases have been reported in the state till October 20.

There has been a rise in the number of such cases in Odisha as against last year when 4,158 people had tested positive for dengue. The disease has spread its tentacles to 28 of the 30 districts.

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