Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2:
Confirming the death of one person due to dengue in Odisha, Health minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak today said a total of 640 persons have tested positive for the disease.
“As on date, 192 of those who had tested positive for dengue are undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack and four out of them have been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital,” the minister informed.
He said the condition of one of the patients in the ICU was stated to be critical while the condition of the others was comparatively better.
Patients have been admitted to the special dengue ward of the hospital and are being provided with free treatment, including free testing of their blood samples, the minister said. He said the one death due to the disease has been reported from Jagatsinghpur district.