--73 more dengue cases detected in Bhubaneswar; total count rises
--Total count rises to 2,032. Active cases standat 323 after recovery of 1,709 patients
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29: As many as 73 people were found to have suffered from dengue fever in Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours, taking the number of patients of the capital city to 2,032, according to sources.
Rise in dengue cases has indicated that the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has virtually failed to contain the spread of the mosquito-borne disease in the city.
Out of total cases, 1,709 patients have recovered, while the rest 328 are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Ironically, infected people are being confused to know if they are infected with dengue or coronavirus as symptoms of the two diseases are almost same in preliminary stage.
While most of the dengue cases were being reported from slum areas, now such cases are being reported from colony areas.
During the last 24 hours, the BMC continued creating awareness among residents and killing larva and taking cleaning activities to combat the spread of the dengue fever. Officials met and collected data from 1,31,779 persons from 31,910 households so far. Similarly, 51,425 vulnerable places were identified and mosquito larva was destroyed at 83,945 places.