Cuttack (Odisha), Aug 17: With one more dengue patient dead at SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Aug 16, the number of deaths caused by the vector-borne disease in the referral hospital rose to eight this monsoon season.
"A 48-year-old patient from nearby Khuntuni was admitted here on August 11 in a critical condition. While undergoing treatment in the ICU, the patient died today," Hospital emergency officer Dr B N Moharana said. Moharana said the hospital in the ongoing monsoon season recorded eight dengue deaths so far. He said the hospital this year has already tested 11,366 blood samples, out of which 2,726 samples have tested positive and a record number of 1,883 of them are from Cuttack district.
While 182 blood samples were collected and tested during the last 24 hours, 58 of them were found positive to dengue and 38 of them are from Cuttack. Moharana said that at least 1,952 dengue patients have been admitted in the Cuttack hospital for treatment since January this year and 1,758 of them have already been discharged after successful treatment.