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Two more dengue deaths in UP
Tripti Nath
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 10
The load on hospitals across the country due to dengue cases and casualties continued on Tuesday. Two more dengue deaths reported from Uttar Pradesh have increased the toll to 52, according to the control room of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

The total number of dengue cases reported from various parts of the country has increased from 3613 on Monday to 3803 today, an increase of 190 cases.

The number of dengue cases in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has increased from 957 to 1029 in the last 24 hours. The dengue toll of Delhi and NCR and other states is reported to be 20.

Of the 1029 cases of dengue, 651 have been reported from Delhi. Of the remaining 378, 100 have been reported from NCR, 12 from Rajasthan and 60 from Karnataka.

According to the NVBDCP control room update till Tuesday afternoon, the maximum number of cases have been reported from Kerala (713), followed by Gujarat (424), Rajasthan (328), West Bengal (314), Tamil Nadu (368), Maharashtra (226) and Uttar Pradesh (259). Dengue cases have also been reported from Haryana (73), Karnataka (60) and Andhra Pradesh (9).

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has taken cognisance of the fresh threat posed by Chikungunya and has called a meeting of Health Ministers of Chikungunya affected states. Chikungunya is also a viral fever caused by the Aedes Egypti mosquito.

The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences today confirmed 34 fresh dengue admissions from Delhi and other states. At the same time, 34 dengue patients have been discharged from the institute. Dr D.K. Sharma, Medical Superintendent of AIIMS told TNS here that 173 dengue patients were being treated in the institute. ``Since the outbreak, 350 dengue patients have been treated at AIIMS. Most of these are young adults,” he said.

Dr Sharma said that no cases of Chikungunya had been referred to the institute.

AIIMS spokesperson Dr Shakti Gupta said that the Prime Minister’s son-in-law and other grandson had been discharged from the institute. They were treated for dengue.



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