Bhubaneswar: With two more persons succumbing to dengue, the toll in the mosquito-borne disease in Orissa rose to 19 on Sunday, health department officials said.
The death of two persons, under treatment at separate city-based private hospitals, was reported today taking the dengue toll to 19 this season, they said, adding that the last two victims hailed from the worst-affected Angul district.
Of the 19 dengue victims, 15 alone belonged to the coal belt in Angul, while the rest four hailed from Balangir, Dhenkanal, Kendrapara and Deogarh districts each, the officials said.
As many as 519 persons have tested positive to dengue virus, which has spread in 21 of the 30 districts of the state, they said.
Most of the patients are undergoing treatment at different hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Of the total 519 dengue positive cases, 259 were alone reported from Angul district followed by 58 in Jajpur, 56 in Cuttack and 55 in Dhenkanal, the reports said.