Dengue: 397 out of 1983 blood samples test positive in SCB

Cuttack: As many as 1983 blood samples have come to SCB medical college and hospital out of which 397 have been tested positive for dengue, Emergency officer Bhubanananda Maharana said.

The blood samples came from 19 district among which Bhadrak district recorded maximum 72 positive for the vector borne disease, he said adding 71 dengue patients are being treated in the premier hospital. 63 are in the special dengue ward while eight others have been shifted to ICU as their condition is stated to be critical.