One more succumbs to monsoon-related diseases

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Mumbai, June 30 (UNI) One more person succumbed to rain-related diseases today, taking the death toll to 29, since the onset of monsoon this year.

According to civic officials, a 50-year-old man, who was admitted to Rajawadi Hospital for malaria yesterday, died this afternoon.

Earlier, 28 people had succumbed to various rain-related ailments.

Five deaths were reported on Sunday, with two deaths from KEM, two from Rajawadi and one from Nair Hospital. On Saturday, three deaths were reported, two from Nair Hospital and one from KEM. Of the eight causalities, three were due to fever, two from leptospirosis, one from dengue and two from malaria.

Malaria, leptospirosis and dengue have been cause for majority of deaths this year, Civic officials said.

The Corporation is continuously undertaking fogging and other steps to curb the monsoon-related diseases, which are rampant in the slum areas, officials added.

As many as 183 patients were admitted to various civic-run hospitals, since yesterday. Of them 37 have been admitted for gastroenteritis, 125 for fever, two for leptospirosis and 19 for malaria.

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