Vikash Sharma

With the onset of monsoon, there has been a two-fold increase in dengue cases in Odisha compared to last year. By Thursday, the total dengue positive cases in Odisha stood at 288 with 16 new cases being reported on the same day.

Out of the total 288 cases, 80 dengue-positive cases have been reported from Khordha district alone. Sources said that maximum dengue cases are being reported from urban areas and hence special focus is being given in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.

As more rain is on the cards, the health officials have urged staff to create massive awareness among people.

Public Health Director Nilakantha Mishra said there has been a rise in dengue-positive cases compared to last year. The cases have increased as testing has also been increased this year and there was early rain in the state as well.

The health department has instructed all district headquarters hospitals to take all necessary steps in view of the current situation.

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