Rain-related illnesses on the rise

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Mumbai, Jul 2 (UNI) The resumption of rains has led to an increase in rain-related illnesses with one suspected case of dengue, 30 of malaria, six of leptospirosis and 41 of gastroenteritis reported from various hospitals here in the metropolis.

As many as 132 patients suffering from fever too have been admitted in various hospitals here since yesterday. About 37 deaths have been reported from various hospitals since the outbreak of rains leading to various diseases.

The rains have, however, led to an increase in the water levels of the lakes that supply water to Mumbai.

The water levels of Modak Sagar, Tansa, Vehar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarna, and Bhatsa have risen slightly but the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proposes to continue with the 15 per cent water cut effected since yesterday till the water levels of the lakes rise further.

Meanwhile, the roof of a house in Vidyavihar collapsed today while an incident of landslide was reported from Wadala but no one was hurt in these incidents.

As many as 43 tree uprooting incidents were reported in the city since Tuesday.

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