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Dengue death toll in Odisha rises to 10

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 13:

The dengue death toll in Odisha has gone up to 10 following the death of three patients at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack late on Saturday night.

Dengue SMALLSIZEThe three deceased have been identified as Manorama Swain and Keluni Swain from Andhari panchayat of Erasama block in Jagatsinghpur district and Sukant Pradhan of Bhadrak district.

Over 30 patients from Andhari and Kunjakothi panchayats of Jagatsinghpur district have been admitted to the SCB Hospital, reports said.

Of the 10 dengue victims so far, nine have died at the SCB Hospital.

Of the 98 patients admitted to the dengue ward in the Hospital, 53 are males and 45 are women.

Sources in the Hospital said, out of a total of 8690 blood sample tests, 2481 have tested positive -of which 1123 patients are from Jajpur district.

Of the total 1907 patients admitted to the SCB Hospital so far, 752 are from Jajpur, 206 from Jagatsinghpur, 187 from Keonjhar, 169 from Bhadrak, 139 from Dhenkanal, 94 from Kendrapara, 84 from Cuttack, 59 from Baleswar, 27 from Angul and 22 from Khordha district.

Sources said that a total of 19 patients have been admitted to SCB Hospital in the last 24 hours.