Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Sept 26:
The dengue death toll in Odisha has gone up to six with the death of a patient at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Thursday.
Of the six patients who have died of dengue this year, two each are from Jajpur and Bhadrak districts and one each from Angul and Jagatsinghpur districts.
At present, 114 dengue patients have been admitted to the SCB Hospital while 1333 patients have undergone treatment at the hospital so far this year.
Meanwhile, out of a total of 221 sample blood tests, 71 were found positive at the SCB Hospital on Thursday.
With this, the total number of dengue patients in the state has gone up to 2224.
Sources in the Health department said a total of 4656 patients were found positive and five patients had died by September 25 last year.
Barring Kandhamal, Boudh, Malkangiri and Sambalpur districts, the deadly virus has spread to the remaining 26 districts so far.
Jajpur district has reported the highest number of 790 patients while 20 more patients of the district tested positive on Thursday.
Bhadrak district has come second with 207 patients followed by 206 in Baleswar, 196 in Keonjhar, 159 in Jagatsinghpur, 139 in Dhenkanal, 119 in Cuttack and 89 in Kendrapara district.
Besides the SCB Hospital, 116 patients have been admitted to other district headquarters hospitals on Thursday. Of them, eight are in the ICU, reports said.