Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Sunday confirmed two more deaths due to the recent outbreak of dengue, taking the dengue toll in the State to five.
One deceased at SCB Medical College and Hospital was identified as Biswajit Mohanty (27) from Balichanderpur in Jajpur district. He was admitted to the ICU of SCB hospital on Wednesday.
Another deceased Chandra Maleshwar, a CRPF Jawan, who originally hails from Bihar, died in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.
So far, 575 positive dengue cases have been reported in Odisha this year. More than half the people who tested positive for dengue were from the coastal Balasore and Ganjam districts, Pradhan said.
While most of the people received treatment at their respective homes and were cured, the number of people currently under treatment in different hospitals in the state for the infection would be around 25, an official said.
The state government has trained a large number of volunteers to carry out an awareness campaign in the affected areas to prevent the spread of infection.
Source: 360 NS