Dengue cases are still on their hike Keonjhar and Cuttack districts recorded first dengue death this season.
So far, 654 persons from different parts of the State have tested positive and mineral belts of Barbil and Joda have registered highest 428 positive cases in one week.
The youth, who succumbed to the deadly dengue, was identified as Tuna Nayak (28) of Suajhari village in Angul district. He succumbed to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) while undergoing treatment in SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) at Cuttack.
Official sources said Tuna was admitted in the hospital at 7.10 pm and transferred to ICU after one and a half hours, but doctors declared him dead at about 9.20 pm. “His condition was critical when he arrived for treatment. His platelet count dropped suddenly and he could not be saved,” said a SCBMCH official.
On the other-hand Bengaluru has witnessed a spike in the number of dengue cases, according to medical experts. While there were 5,821 suspected cases and 834 positive cases as of May 31, the number of positive cases had jumped by 1,187 till July 6.
However so far, only one death has been reported from Udupi, according to the department of Health and Family Welfare. Udupi has seen the most number of cases at 319, followed by Bangalore City.
The teams of health officials sent to different districts have been asked to collect mosquito larvae from affected areas and examine them so that necessary actions can be taken to curb the disease.